Folklore by the Fireside . Text and Context of the Tuscan Veglia

By: Falassi, Alessandro

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Cloth Bound Boards. Very Good/Very Good. First Edition. 8vo. Dust wrap is shelf worn/dusty. Foreword by Roger D Abrahams. Frontispiece. 376 pp. Index. Bibliography. Notes. This is the first work to deal systematically with Tuscan folklore from a semiotic and structural viewpoint and to examine the "veglia" as a means of handing down traditional values. For centuries, social life in rural Tuscany has centred around the 'veglia', an evening gathering of family and friends at the hearth. 'Folklore by the Fireside' is a thorough and perceptive study of this custom - from the tales, riddles, lullabies, and folk prayers performed as the small children are put to bed to the courtship songs and dances later in ther evening to the anti-veglia male gossip, card games, and protest songs originating in the tavern.; 000138; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Title: Folklore by the Fireside . Text and Context of the Tuscan Veglia

Author Name: Falassi, Alessandro

Categories: Foreign Literature/Lang, Folk-Lore. Myth. Legend,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Scolar Press: 1980

ISBN Number: 0292724306

ISBN Number 13: 9780292724303

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 000138

Keywords: Social Life TUSCANY FOLKLORE FALASSI ALEXXANDRO Italy; Folklore By The Fireside; ITALIAN; Text And Context Of The Tuscan Veglia; 0 85967 600 5 Jo; Tuscan Folk-lore;