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Recueil de contes populaires slaves

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Recueil de contes populaires slaves by Louis Léger is a fascinating collection of folktales from Eastern Europe. As someone with a keen interest in Slavic culture and folklore, I found this book to be a valuable resource for exploring the rich storytelling traditions of the region.

Léger's research and scholarship are evident in his detailed retelling of these classic tales, each one offering a unique glimpse into the customs, beliefs, and values of the Slavic people. From magical creatures and heroic quests to cautionary tales and love stories, the stories in this collection cover a wide range of themes that are both entertaining and thought-provoking.

One of the things that impressed me most about this book is the way Léger carefully preserves the authenticity of each tale, presenting them in a way that honors their cultural origins while also making them accessible to modern readers. The addition of footnotes and explanations further enriches the reading experience, providing valuable context and insight into the meanings behind the stories.

Overall, I highly recommend Recueil de contes populaires slaves to anyone with an interest in folklore, mythology, or Slavic culture. It is a beautifully curated collection that offers a glimpse into a rich and enchanting world of storytelling that is sure to captivate readers of all ages.

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Un des premiers académiciens français des langues et civilisations slaves, Louis Léger a recueilli dans ce volume ses traductions de 33 courtes légendes et contes folkloriques des pays slaves. Princesses, méchantes sorcières, héros vaillants et animaux parlants sont au rendez-vous. - Summary by Sonia

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