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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is Nordic folklore.


Six Superlative Sources

· Christensen, Reidar T. (ed). Folktales of Norway. University of Chicago Press, 1964.

· Holbek, Bengt. Interpretation of Fairy Tales: Danish Folklore in a European Perspective. Folklore Fellows' Communications 239. Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia, 1987.

· Lindow, John. Swedish Legends and Folktales. University of California Press, 1978.

· Stokker, Kathleen. Folklore Fights the Nazis: Humor in Occupied Norway, 1940-1945. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1995.

· Tangherlini, Timothy R. Interpreting Legend: Danish Storytellers and Their Repertoires. Garland Publishing, 1994.

· Virtanen, Leea, and Thomas A. DuBois. Finnish Folklore. Suomalainen Kirjallisuuden Seura, 2001.

Other Excellent Sources

· Henderson, Helena (ed and tr). The Maiden Who Rose from the Sea and Other Finnish Folk Tales. Hisarlik Press, 1992.

· Kvideland, Reimund, and Henning K. Sehmsdorf (eds). Scandinavian Folk Belief and Legend. University of Minnesota Press, 1988.

· Kvideland, Reimund, and Henning K. Sehmsdorf (eds). All the World's Reward: Folktales Told by Five Scandinavian Storytellers. University of Washington Press, 1999.

· Simpson, Jacqueline. Icelandic Folktales and Legends. University of California Press, 1972.

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