translated by Fay Thomev
Tpb: 271 pgs 66 folktales
Price: $29 CAD USD $25
Marko Cepenkov (1829 – 1920) dedicated his whole life to collecting and preserving for posterity, the enormous wealth of Macedonian folk literature. The literature embodies the deepest layers of the Macedonian collective consciousness, wisdom and philosophy of the life of an area at the crossroads of cultures, civilizations, peoples and languages. Cepenkov collected in his lifetime more than 800 tales, 710 songs, 5032 folk proverbs, etc. His collection spanned games, pledges, curses, blessings, folk traditions, customs, descriptions of crafts and musical instruments, personal names and surnames.
This is the first extensive presentation of Cepenkov’s work in English, published by Macquarrie University in Australia.