Elijah's Violin and Other Jewish Fairy Tales

Howard Schwartz (Author) Tsila Schwartz (Illustrator)
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Description

With this collection, Howard Schwartz retells 36 Jewish fairy tales that are at once otherworldly and earthy, pious and playful. Drawn from sources as diverse as Morocco and India, Spain and Eastern Europe, Babylon and Egypt, the stories are characterized by their infusion of traditional Jewish characters with the archetypal forms found in all fairy tales, or by their treatment of Jewish religious themes. The book combines the playfulness of fairy tales with the author's depth of knowledge of the historical origins of the tales. Throughout one can find the quests and riddles of the traditional fairy tale along with the divine intervention that characterizes the Jewish fairy tale.

Product Details

Price
$41.99
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date
October 20, 1994
Pages
324
Dimensions
5.56 X 0.95 X 8.57 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780195092004
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About the Author


Howard Schartz is Professor of English Literature at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. He is the author of Lilian's Cave and Miriam's Tambourine.