Italian Folktales

Italian Folktales

"Italian Folktales" ("Fiabe Italiane") is a collection of 200 Italian folktales published in 1956 by Italo Calvino. Calvino began to undertake the project that will lead to the Italian Folktales in 1954, influenced by Vladimir Propp's "Morphology of the Folktale"; his intention was to emulate the Brothers Grimm in producing a popular collection of Italian fairy tales for the general reader. [Italo Calvino, "Italian Folktales" p xvi ISBN 0-15-645489-0] He did not compile tales from listeners, but made extensive use of the existing work of folklorists; he noted the source of each individual tale, but warned that was merely the version he used. [Italo Calvino, "Italian Folktales" p xx ISBN 0-15-645489-0]

He included extensive notes on his alterations to make the tales more readable and the logic of his selections, such as renaming the heroine of "The Little Girl Sold with the Pears" Perina rather than Margheritina to connect to the pears, [Italo Calvino, "Italian Folktales" p 717 ISBN 0-15-645489-0] and selecting "Bella Venezia" as the Italian variant of "Snow White" because it featured robbers, rather than the variants containing dwarfs, which he suspected were imported from Germany. [Italo Calvino, "Italian Folktales" p 739 ISBN 0-15-645489-0]

It was first translated into English in 1962; a further translation is by Sylvia Mulcahy (Dent, 1975) and constituted the first comprehensive collection of Italian fairy tales. [Terri Windling, " [http://www.endicott-studio.com/rdrm/forital.html White as Ricotta, Red as Wine: The Magic Lore of Italy] "]

List of tales

# [http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0156454890/ Dauntless Little John]
# [http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0156454890/ The Man Wreathed in Seaweed]
#The Ship with Three Decks
#The Man Who Came Out Only at Night
#And Seven!
#Body-without-Soul
#Money Can Do Everything
#The Little Shepherd
#Silver Nose
#The Count's Beard
#The Little Girl Sold with the Pears
#The Snake
#The Three Castles
#The Prince Who Married a Frog
#The Parrot
#The Twelve Oxen
#Crack and Crook
#The Canary Prince
#King Cum
#Those Stubborn Souls, the Biellese
#The Pot of Marjoram
#The Billiards Player
#Animal Speech
#The Three Cottages
#The Peasant Astrologer
#The Wolf and the Three Girls
#The Land Where One Never Dies
#The Devotee of St. Joseph
#The Three Crones
#The Crab Prince
#Silent for Seven Years
#The Dead Man's Palace
#Pome and Peel
#The Cloven Youth
#Invisible Grandfather
#The King of Denmark's Son
#Petie Pete Versus Witch Bea-Witch
#Quack, Quack! Stick to My Back!
#The Happy Man's Shirt
#One Night in Paradise
#Jesus and St. Peter in Friuli
#The Magic Ring
#The Dead Man's Arm
#The Science of Laziness
#Fair Brow
#The Stolen Crown
#The King's Daughter Who Could Never Get Enough Figs
#The Three Dogs
#Uncle Wolf
#Giricoccola
#Tabagnino the Hunchback
#The King of the Animals
#The Devil's Breeches
#Dear as Salt
#The Queen of the Three Mountains of Gold
#Lose Your Temper, and You Lose Your Bet
#The Feathered Ogre
#The Dragon with Seven Heads
#Bellinda and the Monster
#The Shepherd at Court
#The Sleeping Queen
#The Son of the Merchant from Milan
#Monkey Palace
#Rosina in the Oven
#The Salamanna Grapes
#The Enchanted Palace
#Buffalo Head
#The King of Portugal's Son
#Fanta-Ghiro the Beautiful
#The Old Woman's Hide
#Olive
#Catherine, Sly Country Lass
#The Traveler from Turin
#The Daughter of the Sun
#The Dragon and the Enchanted Filly
#The Florentine
#Ill-Fated Royalty
#The Golden Ball
#Fioravante and Beautiful Isolina
#Fearless Simpleton
#The Milkmaid Queen
#The Story of Campriano
#The North Wind's Gift
#The Sorceress's Head
#Apple Girl
#Prezzemolina
#The Fine Greenbird
#The King in the Basket
#The One-Handed Murderer
#The Two Hunchbacks
#Pete and the Ox
#The King of the Peacocks
#The Palace of the Doomed Queen
#The Little Geese
#Water in the Basket
#Fourteen
#Jack Strong, Slayer of Five Hundred
#Crystal Rooster
#A Boat for Land and Water
#The Neapolitan Soldier
#Belmiele and Belsole
#The Haughty Prince
#Wooden Maria
#Louse Hide
#Cicco Petrillo
#Nero and Bertha
#The Love of the Three Pomegranates
#Joseph Ciufolo, Tiller-Flutist
#Bella Venezia
#The Mangy One
#The Wildwood King
#Mandorlinfiore
#The Three Blind Queens
#Hunchback Wryneck Hobbler
#One-Eye
#The False Grandmother
#Frankie-Boy's Trade
#Shining Fish
#Miss North Wind and Mr. Zephyr
#The Palace Mouse and the Garden Mouse
#The Moor's Bones
#The Chicken Laundress
#Crack, Crook, and Hook
#First Sword and Last Broom
#Mrs. Fox and Mr. Wolf
#The Five Scapegraces
#Ari-Ari, Donkey, Donkey, Money, Money!
#The School of Salamanca
#The Tale of the Cats
#Chick
#The Slave Mother
#The Sire Wife
#The Princesses Wed to the First Passer-By
#Liombruno
#Cannelora
#Filo d'Oro and Filomena
#The Thirteen Bandits
#The Three Orphans
#Sleeping Beauty and Her Children
#The Handmade King
#The Turkey Hen
#The Three Chicory Gatherers
#Beauty-with-the-Seven-Dresses
#Serpent King
#The Widow and the Brigand
#The Crab with the Golden Eggs
#Nick Fish
#Grattula-Beddattula
#Misfortune
#Pippina the Serpent
#Catherine the Wise
#The Ismailian Merchant
#The Thieving Dove
#Dealer in Peas and Beans
#The Sultan with the Itch
#The Wife Who Lived on Wind
#Wormwood
#The King of Spain and the English Milord
#The Bejeweled Boot
#The Left-Hand Squire
#Rosemary
#Lame Devil
#Three Tales by Three Sons of Three Merchants
#The Dove Girl
#Jesus and St. Peter in Sicily
#The Barber's Timepiece
#The Count's Sister
#Master Francesco Sit-Down-and-Eat
#The Marriage of Queen and a Bandit
#The Seven Lamb Heads
#The Two Sea Merchants
#Out in the World
#A Boat Loaded with…
#The King's Son in the Henhouse
#The Mincing Princess
#The Great Narbone
#Animal Talk and the Nosy Wife
#The Calf with the Golden Horns
#The Captain and the General
#The Peacock Feather
#The Garden Witch
#The Mouse with the Long Tail
#The Two Cousins
#The Two Muleteers
#Giovannuzza the Fox
#The Child that Fed the Crucifix
#Steward Truth
#The Foppish King
#The Princess with the Horns
#Giufa
#Fra Ignazio
#Solomon's Advice
#The Man Who Robbed the Robbers
#The Lions' Grass
#The Convent of Nuns and the Monastery of Monks
#The Male Fern
#St. Anthony's Gift
#March and the Shepherd
#John Balento
#Jump into My Sack

References

References

* [http://des.emory.edu/mfp/calvino/calchrono.html chronology of Calvino's works]

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