By the Fire - Sami Folktales and Legends
collected and illustrated by Emilie Demant Hatt,
translated, and with an Afterword, by Barbara Sjoholm.
Danish artist and ethnographer Emilie Demant Hall travelled among the Sami people in the first two decades of the twentieth century to learn about their reindeer herding and domestic life. She also discovered a rich world of folk tales filled with wonder and peril, of nature imbued with spirits, and strangers to be outwitted with gumption and craft. These stories are a significant contribution to the canon of world literature, a unique glimpse into Sami culture, and a testament to the enduring art of storytelling.
Hardcover, 168pp. 2019