By Peninnah Schram
The forms of tales present in this glorious assortment (described by way of Peninnah Schram as "frame and chain stories") were generally renowned in either Jewish and non-Jewish literary traditions. given that Jews have lived in such a lot of areas, they've been stimulated by means of the tales informed by way of their surrounding acquaintances. for instance, this style of stories has been particularly well known within the Jewish tales of the center East, having been motivated through the constitution and contents of Arabic literature.
Stories inside of Stories includes fifty tales, as a rule made of folktales. a variety of forms of tales are interspersed in order that a funny tale is through a romantic story, that's by means of a non secular story, that's via a tall story, and so forth. The tales come from quite a few ethnic groups represented within the Israel Folktale data together with Morocco, Iraq, Kurdistan, Persia, Yemen, and jap Europe.
Gifted and hugely acclaimed storyteller Peninnah Schram contributes to the ever-growing library of Jewish folklore collections, hence actively supporting to revive the wealthy treasures of Jewish oral culture in our modern world.
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Stories within Stories: From the Jewish Oral Tradition by Peninnah Schram