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Korean Folktales
by Heinz Insu Fenkl

210 pages, trade paper
ISBN 0-9768086-4-0

"In the old, old days, when tigers...."

Ghost stories, legends, supernatural romances, fables, animal and trickster tales -- this is an
enthralling, eminently readable collection for anyone who wants to understand the fascinating
world of Korean folklore. Heinz Insu Fenkl, an award-winning memoirist, novelist, translator,
and scholar, draws on village storytelling traditions and old classics to bring to life these tales
from his homeland. Fenkl's wonderful retellings conjure the dreams and visions of a
rich cultural legacy infused with drama, mystery, humor, and poignant human dilemmas.
What Italo Calvino did for Italian folktales and Jack Zipes did for Grimms' fairy tales in America,
master storyteller Heinz Insu Fenkl achieves for Korean folklore. This is a book to treasure --
pure readerly pleasure for all ages that belongs on every shelf.


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