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The King And The Lamp free pdf Introduced by Barbara McDermitt The telling of tales and the oral tradition in Scotland has long and honourable history, both in the annals of the folk and in the more formal pages of literary publication. Writers as different as Hogg, Scott, Stevenson, Cunninghame Graham, Buchan, Grassic Gibbon and Alasdair Gray have all drawn on the form or the voice or the features of the folk tale. Duncan Williamson, arguably the greatest traditional tale teller in modern times, is a master of this spellbinding art, and here in a single volume Linda Williamson has gathered together some of the most memorable tales in his repertoire. Transcribed from recorded sessions for the sound archives of the School of Scottish Studies, these twenty-six stories give us privileged access to the travellers' fireside with stories of talking animals- of the broonie, selkies and fairies- of cunning Jack's adventures- of kings and giants in long tales for the winter nights. 'An extraordinary collection of stories.' The Scotsman 'Exemplary and delightful . . . [Williamson] is the inheritor of a rich and vital oral tradition . . . and is recognised as a master narrator.' Times Educational Supplement ' . . . the bearer of the richest oral tradition in Europe.' Herald

About Duncan Williamson

Duncan Williamson was born in 1928 to a travelling family originally from Argyllshire. Leaving school at the age of thirteen Duncan became an apprentice stonemason and worked steadily, gaining expertise as a cattleman and horse dealer, living under canvas close to the animal kingdom on the shores of Loch Fyne and later Perthshire, Aberdeen and Fife. A powerful singer of the ancient ballads and skilled in playing the mouth organ, the tin whistle and the Jew's harp, in later life he has become particularly well known for the telling of traditional stories. Many of these tales have been recorded for the School of Scottish Studies Sound Archive- written and edited by his partner Linda, they have been published by Canongate in several well-received and influential collections.

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Author : Duncan Williamson
Publisher : Canongate Books
Data Published : 01 April 2011
ISBN : 1847675050
EAN : 9781847675057
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 432 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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