Lao FolktalesDe (autor) Steven Jay Epstein
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 2006 – vârsta de la 22 ani
Here in one slim volume is a selection of the best-known and best-loved Lao folktales that have entertained the Lao people for generations. We meet the legendary trickster Xieng Mieng who matches his wits with merchants, monks, and kings. We find a quick-witted toad that terrifies tigers, a turtle that flies, a cadre of snails that race a rabbit, and a mynah bird that speaks five languages fluently.
The reader may recognize a whisper of Aesop or a Jataka tale, but each story is distinctively Lao, retold with Lao humor and charm reflecting a Buddhist culture in a Marxist state. Works by Anoulom Souvandouane, the foremost illustrator in Laos, enliven the stories.
Ilustrații: 21 illustrations
Dimensiuni: 132 x 196 x 9 mm
Greutate: 0.12 kg
Editura: Silkworm Books
Locul publicării: United States