LOVERS; MATES, AND STRANGE BEDFELLOWS by James R.-Ed. Foster

LOVERS; MATES, AND STRANGE BEDFELLOWS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In this collection of forty tales from different countries familiar strains recollected from childhood stories mingle with fresh and delightful variations. The theme of love pervades them all, whether it be a man in love with a mercurial sea-lady, a white dog in love with a princess, a swan entranced by the king's son. Annotated and prefaced by the editor, parallels are drawn between recurring motives, and throughout, the reader's interest is held, not only by the inventiveness of imagination manifest in the stories themselves, but by the clarity and grace of the translations, often those of James R. Foster.

Pub Date: March 16th, 1960
Publisher: Harper