Portuguese Folktales from Canada

The book Portuguese Folktales from Canada is now available. The work, published by Peter Lang, is part of the collection Interdisciplinary Studies In Diasporas.

This book, which contributes to the preservation of a fast disappearing oral tradition, includes 116 faithfully transcribed Indo-European folktales recorded by 28 informants from Northern Portugal and the Azores, but now living in Canada.

The introduction presents an overview of Portuguese immigration to that country. Each folktale is preceded by an English summary, and classified according to Hans-Jörg Uther’s international catalog. Besides listing versions from the Portuguese-speaking world (Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, Goa, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Timor), Paulo Correia’s classification includes a section dedicated to the Iberian cultural area (Spain, Spanish America, and the Sephardim).

More information here.

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