This ground-breaking book makes an invaluable contribution to scholarship by advancing knowledge and understanding of Spanish oral narrative and related areas of research. Added to the analysis of the Spanish folktale genre and the presentation of the history of research, this work also makes available to the English-speaking reader, for the first time, fifteen folktales that do not appear in any other collection. The result is a study that will certainly be an important point of reference and comparison for scholars of European folklore and cultural studies.
Dr. Huw Aled Lewis is currently Senior Lecturer in Spanish in the School of European Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh. He received his D.Phil. for a thesis on "The Otherworld in Popular Medieval Spanish Literature, with Celtic Analogues" from Jesus College, Oxford.
Foreword by Dr Patricia Odber de Baubeta; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I: The Spanish Folktale: Context and Analysis; CHAPTER 1: The History of the Popular Tale in Spain; CHAPTER 2: Methodology; CHAPTER 3: Analysis of the Tales; Part II: The Tales; CHAPTER 4: Texts and Translations; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.