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By Karel Jaromír Erben,Marcela Sulak

Karel Erben compiled and wrote A Bouquet in response to his stories of Slavic folklore. First released in 1853, it truly is dotted with homicide and mayhem : graves commencing and the useless strolling the earth, the animate turning into the inanimate and vice versa, ogres and monsters of lake and wooden, human variations similar to Ovid's Metamorphoses. Written as ballads, Marcela Sulak's new translation completely captures their cadence and rhythm in an English that's clean and vigorous. over the years A Bouquet has grow to be considered as a masterpiece and wellspring of thought to artists of all stripes, together with Antonín Dvořák, who composed a sequence of symphonic poems to a few of those stories. This variation additionally comprises Erben's personal notes explaining the origins of a lot of those tales.

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