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ARMENIAN FOLK-TALES and FABLES
Oxford University Press

ARMENIAN FOLK-TALES and FABLES

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Translated by Charles Downing, Illustrated by William Pappas

This first edition (1972) of these folk-tales were told by simple people--vine-dressers, farm-laborers, millers--and were preserved by word of mouth, to be repeated for entertainment in the coffee-house, or at home during the long, hard winters. There are fables here, too, selected from the collections of medieval scholars and philosophers, while the expressive and often humorous proverbs show the ways of the world through shrewd Armenian eyes.

Oxford University Press (1972)