The Resource Italian folktales in America : the verbal art of an immigrant woman, Elizabeth Mathias and Richard Raspa ; foreword by Roger D. Abrahams

Italian folktales in America : the verbal art of an immigrant woman, Elizabeth Mathias and Richard Raspa ; foreword by Roger D. Abrahams

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Italian folktales in America : the verbal art of an immigrant woman
Title
Italian folktales in America
Title remainder
the verbal art of an immigrant woman
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Mathias and Richard Raspa ; foreword by Roger D. Abrahams
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first ethnographic study of a northern Italian folk artist and her verbal artistry in their cultural and historical contexts. The focus of this collection of folktales, delightful in their own right, is Clementina Todesco as developing artist. Supplementing the traditional märchen (magic tales) she told as a girl in her remote village in the Italian Alps are the immigration stories that Clementina added to her repertoire after she had left rural Italy for the industrial cities of the New World. More than an anthology of folktales, the study adds information gathered over a ten-year period from the villagers of Faller, from collections of variants of the stories in Italy, and from analogues in published and archival sources in Detroit and Rome. Perhaps the most fascinating addition is a series of interviews with Clementina herself, which help to characterize her as a folk artist. The result greatly enriches our understanding of who tells folktales to whom, why, and how.--From publisher description
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DLC
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Mathias, Elizabeth
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GR111.I73
LC item number
M38 1985
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Raspa, Richard
  • Todesco, Clementina
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Todesco, Clementina
  • Todesco, Clementina
  • Italian Americans
  • Tales
  • Tales
  • Storytellers
  • Storytellers
  • Italian American women
  • Italian American women
  • Italian Americans
  • Storytellers
  • Tales
  • Volkserzählung
  • Anthologie
  • Mündliche Überlieferung
  • Italy
  • United States
  • USA
  • Italienisch
  • Italiener
Label
Italian folktales in America : the verbal art of an immigrant woman, Elizabeth Mathias and Richard Raspa ; foreword by Roger D. Abrahams
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes 22 tales as told by Clementina Todesco
  • Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 309-313
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 322 pages
Isbn
9780814317907
Lccn
85010659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)12051176
  • (OCoLC)ocm12051176
Label
Italian folktales in America : the verbal art of an immigrant woman, Elizabeth Mathias and Richard Raspa ; foreword by Roger D. Abrahams
Publication
Note
  • Includes 22 tales as told by Clementina Todesco
  • Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 309-313
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 322 pages
Isbn
9780814317907
Lccn
85010659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)12051176
  • (OCoLC)ocm12051176

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