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By the Fire: Sami Folktales

By the Fire: Sami Folktales


By the Fire: Sami Folktales


The stories in By the Fire, collected by the Danish artist and ethnographer Emilie Demant Hatt during her travels among the nomadic Sami, lead us into a fascinating world of wonder and peril, of nature imbued with spirits, and of strangers to be outwitted with gumption and craft. By the Fire features Demant Hatt's original linoleum prints, portraying her memories of SAwedish Sapmi in a style influenced by northern European Expressionists. 


Demant Hatt's field notes and translator Barbara Sjoholm's Afterword (featuring photographs of the storytellers) complete this first English publication of By the Fire, a significant contribution to world literature, a unique glimpse into Sami culture, and a testament to the enduring art of storytelling. 



Published by: University of Minnesota Press, 2019

164 pages

SKU: 619
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