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Catarina the Wise and Other Wondrous Sicilian Folk & Fairy Tales

Giuseppe Pitrè(Autor*in)
Jack Zipes(Herausgeber*in)
University of Chicago Press
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Erschienen am 22. Dezember 2022
296 Seiten
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Well, gentlemen, here's a tale that people have told time and again . . . .

So begins the title story in this collection of fifty Sicilian folk and fairy tales edited and translated by noted folklore scholar Jack Zipes. But while some of the stories may sound as if they've been told time and again-such as variations on Cinderella and Puss in Boots-many will enchant English-language readers and storytellers for the first time. From "The Pot of Basil" to "The Talking Belly," "The Little Mouse with the Stinky Tail" to "Peppi, Who Wandered out into the World," the stories in Catarina the Wise range from simple tales of getting a new dress or something good to eat to fantastical plots for outwitting domineering husbands, rescuing impoverished fathers, or attracting wealthy suitors (frequently the Prince of Portugal). Many feature strong, clever women (usually daughters who become queen). Many are funny; many are wise. Some are very, very strange.

As Zipes relates, the true story of their origins is as extraordinary as the tales themselves. Born to a poor family of sailors in Palermo, Giuseppe Pitrè would go on to serve with Garibaldi, become a traveling country doctor, and gather one of the most colossal collections of folk and fairy tales of the nineteenth century. But while his work as a folklorist rivaled that of the Brothers Grimm, Pitrè remains a relative unknown. Catarina the Wise highlights some of the most delectable stories at the heart of his collection. Featuring new, original illustrations, this book is a beautiful, charming treasure for any fan of story, storytelling, and heroines and heroes living happily ever after-sometimes.
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Jack Zipes is professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota. Among his many edited or translated collections and original books are The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, and Grimm Legacies: The Magic Power of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales. He lives in Minneapolis, MN.
  • Intro
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Fairy Tales
  • 1. Catarina the Wise (Catarina la sapienti)
  • 2. Snow White, Blazing Red (Bianca-comu-nivi-russa-comu-focu)
  • 3. The Old Hag's Garden (La vecchia di l'ortu)
  • 4. The Magical Little Date Tree (Gràttula-Beddàtula)
  • 5. Pilusedda (Pilusedda)
  • 6. The Empress Rosina (Rusina 'Mperatrici)
  • 7. The Little Mouse with the Stinky Tail (Lu surciteddu cu la cuda fitusa)
  • 8. Sun, Pearl, and Anna (Suli, Perna e Anna)
  • 9. Count Joseph Pear (Don Giuseppi Piru)
  • 10. Mamma-draga the Ogress (La Mamma-dràa)
  • 11. Pretty Poor Girl (Povira bedda)
  • 12. The Pot of Basil (La grasta di lu basilicò)
  • 13. The Count's Sister (La soru di lu conti)
  • 14. The Talking Belly (La panza chi parra)
  • 15. Mandruni and Mandruna (Mandruni e Mandruna)
  • 16. The King of Spain (Lu Re di Spagna)
  • 17. The King of Love (Lu re d'amuri)
  • 18. The Thirteen Bandits (Li tridici sbannuti)
  • 19. The Silversmith (L'Arginteri)
  • 20. Peppi, Who Wandered Out into the World (Peppi, spersu pri lu munnu)
  • 21. The Magic Purse, Cloak, and Horn (La vuza, lu firriolu e lu cornu 'nfatatu)
  • 22. King Animmulu (Lu re d'Anìmmulu)
  • 23. Tridicinu (Tridicinu)
  • 24. The Story of a Queen (Lu cuntu di 'na riggina)
  • 25. The Herb-Gatherer's Daughters (Li figghi di lu cavuliciddaru)
  • 26. Rosemary (Rosmarina)
  • 27. The Magic Balls (Li palli magichi)
  • 28. The Beauty of the Seven Mountains of Gold (La bedda di li setti muntagni d'oru)
  • 29. The Fig-and-Raisin Fool (Lu loccu di li pàssuli e ficu)
  • 30. The Haughty King (Lu Re superbo)
  • 31. The Haughty Queen (La Riggina superba)
  • 32. The Little Bird (L'ocidduzzu)
  • Giufà the Fool Tales
  • 33. Giufà and the Plaster Statue (Giufà e la statua di ghissu)
  • 34. Giufà and the Piece of Cloth (Giufà e la pezza di tila)
  • 35. Giufà and the Judge (Giufà e lu Judici)
  • 36. "Eat, My Fine Clothing" ("Manciati, rubbiceddi mei!")
  • 37. "Giufà, Pull the Door!" ("Giufà, tirati la porta!")
  • 38. Giufà and the Hen (Giufà e la Hjocca)
  • Firrazzanu Tales
  • 39. Firrazzanu's Wife and the Queen (La mugghieri di Firrazzanu e la Riggina)
  • 40. Firrazzanu and the Swineherd (Firrazzanu e lu purcàru)
  • 41. The Twenty Percent (Lu vinti pir centu)
  • 42. The Hundred Beatings (Li centu lignati)
  • Cola Pesce Legends
  • 43. Cola Pesce (Cola Pisci)
  • 44. Pescecola (Lu Pisci Cola)
  • 45. Pescecola (Lu Pisci Cola)
  • Animal Stories
  • 46. Brancaliuni! (Brancaliunu!)
  • 47. The Man, the Wolf, and the Fox (L'omu, lu lupu e la vurpi)
  • 48. The King of the Animals, the Wolf, and the Fox (Lu re di l'armali, lu lupu e la vurpi)
  • 49. The Fox (La vurpi)
  • 50. The Wolf and the Cardinal (Lu lupu e lu cardidduzzu)
  • Notes
  • Index of Titles

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