Lao Folktales

Lao Folktales

by StevenJayEpstein (Author)


Presents a selection of Lao folktales that have entertained the Lao people for generations. This book features the legendary trickster Xieng Mieng, a quick-witted toad that terrifies tigers, a turtle that flies, a cadre of snails that race a rabbit, and a mynah bird that speaks five languages. It reflects a Buddhist culture in a Marxist state.



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Format: Paperback
Pages: 113
Edition: illustrated edition
Publisher: Silkworm Books
Published: 31 Mar 2006

ISBN 10: 9749575873
ISBN 13: 9789749575871