Lord Peter and Little Kerstin

Lord Peter and Little Kerstin[Read] ➲ Lord Peter and Little Kerstin Author Ian Cumpstey – Oaklandjobs.co.uk A collection of ancient Swedish narrative ballads translated into English verse They tell stories of love and death kings and knights and the wild spirits of the water and the woodsScandinavian folk b A collection of ancient Swedish narrative and Little PDF/EPUB ä ballads translated into English verse They tell stories of love and death kings and knights and the wild spirits of the water and the woodsScandinavian folk ballads in the mediaeval style represented a huge treasury of oral tradition A large amount of material was collected and written down over the years but it remains largely unknown outside of Scandinavia This collection aims to bring some of these stories to a new audience presenting accessible English verse translations of ten of Lord Peter ePUB ✓ the Swedish ballads. uick and enjoyable it's always interesting to hear new folk tales However the verse felt a little forced and inconsistent I appreciate this is a translation but it's something of a strained compromise It doesn't uite hit the balance between loyalty to the original and pleasing poetry in translation25 stars This was a very interesting read It is certainly not for everyone But it was a wonderfully entertaining read for me I love poetry and found the lyricism of the ballads uite wonderful And there was some very useful information in the first section about the balladsThe main themes explored in these ballads are love and death Suicide murder natural causes There are mythical creatures such as mermaids and water sprites There is magic But no true fairy tale is complete without love and death For anyone that hasn't read the original Grimm's fairy tales you may be surprised at how gruesome they can beThis book is fairly short consisting of ten ballads It's very interesting how Lord Peter and Little Kerstin go from brother and sister to lovers in different ballads I also found it very interesting that it was mostly Little Kerstin that did the dying rather than Lord Peter though I believe he did die in one of the balladsIf you enjoy narrative poetry you would likely enjoy reading these If you enjoy folk tales you would probably enjoy theseOverall I really liked reading Lord Peter and Little Kerstin It's not a read for everyone But if it's something you're into then you should definitely read itNote I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Very enjoyable read The preface was very informative and helpful in understanding about the ballads This is the first collection of Swedish ballads I've read and it made me want to know even about the culture and stories behind the ballads If you like poetry I think you will really enjoy it I was given this book in exchange for an honest reviewThis made me fall in love with poetry all over again This is a beautifully written book of Swedish tales in poem form I would recommend this to anyone who likes poems andor Swedish tales Even if you don't you will find yourself enjoying this book