This volume is a large collection of folk literature. It is an in-depth exploration of rural Denmark, and provides an excellent vantage point from which to understand legends in their cultural contexts and within the lives of their tellers.
Table of Contents
1. Legends and Legend Scholarship 2. Who, What, Why: A Methodology for 3. Interpreting Legend 4. Who, To Whom: Kristensen’s Collection and Informants 5. Exceptional Legend Informants and Their Repertoires 6. The Life and Legends of a Confirmed Bachelor: Peder Johansen’s Repertoire 7. Upward Mobility and Legend: Kirsten Marie Pedersdatter’s Repertoire 8. Spinning Yarn(s): Jens Peter Pedersen’s Repertoire 9. Conclusion