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Dr Tehrani subjected 58 variants of the folk tales with phylogenetic analysis, a method more commonly used by biologists for grouping together closely-related organisms to form a tree of life diagram, mapping out the various branches of evolution from the earliest life forms.
With this fusion of the mundane and the fabulous, of reality and the supernatural, the Gimli-stories remained true to the original Icelandic folk tale.
In addition to numerous scholarly articles and books, she is the author of Hamda and Fisaikra, an illustrated version of a popular Qatari folk tale.
The oral tradition of fairy and folk tales provides a ready bridge to the formal, crafted tales of romance and literary realism that come later in the course and begs consideration of ways the folk traditions inform them all.
Author Will Moses has taken a typical folk tale and made it into a story that relates to many.
If you like Grieg's incidental music to Peer Gynt, you will probably enjoy the Danish ballet, A Folk Tale.
The first two titles, Baba Yaga and the Magic Geese, a Russian folk tale, and Imo and the King, an East African folk tale, have been shipped to retailers this week.
The announcement of new tour dates coincides with the release of Christy's new album, Folk Tale, released on October 28.
Occasional black-and-white photographs round out this seminal contribution to American folk tale literature.
Avant-garde theater legend Robert Wilson channels this macabre German folk tale with text by William S.
color) After telling a Russian folk tale, Natasha Khusid, left, helps children make butterfly puppets at the Panorama City Branch of the city library system.