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The Resource How to read a folktale : the Ibonia epic from Madagascar, translation and reader's guide by Lee Haring, (electronic resource)

How to read a folktale : the Ibonia epic from Madagascar, translation and reader's guide by Lee Haring, (electronic resource)

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How to read a folktale : the Ibonia epic from Madagascar
Title
How to read a folktale
Title remainder
the Ibonia epic from Madagascar
Statement of responsibility
translation and reader's guide by Lee Haring
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Language
eng
Summary
"How to Read a Folktale offers the first English translation of Ibonia, a spellbinding tale of old Madagascar. Ibonia is a folktale on epic scale. Much of its plot sounds familiar: a powerful royal hero attempts to rescue his betrothed from an evil adversary and, after a series of tests and duels, he and his lover are joyfully united with a marriage that affirms the royal lineage. These fairytale elements link Ibonia with European folktales, but the tale is still very much a product of Madagascar. It contains African-style praise poetry for the hero; it presents Indonesian-style riddles and poems; and it inflates the form of folktale into epic proportions. Recorded when the Malagasy people were experiencing European contact for the first time, Ibonia proclaims the power of the ancestors against the foreigner. Through Ibonia, Lee Haring expertly helps readers to understand the very nature of folktales. His definitive translation, originally published in 1994, has now been fully revised to emphasize its poetic qualities, while his new introduction and detailed notes give insight into the fascinating imagination and symbols of the Malagasy. Haring's research connects this exotic narrative with fundamental questions not only of anthropology but also of literary criticism."--
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Haring, Lee,
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Turin, Mark
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  • OpenBook Publishers
  • Open Access e-Books
  • World oral literature series
Series volume
vol. 4
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  • Merina (Malagasy people)
  • Folk literature, Malagasy
  • Epic literature, Malagasy
  • Oral tradition
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How to read a folktale : the Ibonia epic from Madagascar, translation and reader's guide by Lee Haring, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-147) and index
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9781909254084
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illustrations.
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(OCoLC)878145045
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This book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (CC-BY 3.0). For more detailed information consult the publisher's website.
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How to read a folktale : the Ibonia epic from Madagascar, translation and reader's guide by Lee Haring, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
EUI authentication allows users to access and download HTML, PDF, XML, ePub and/or Mobi form
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-147) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
xb21063217
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 153 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781909254084
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878145045
Terms governing use
This book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (CC-BY 3.0). For more detailed information consult the publisher's website.

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