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Cover of book "Beautiful Angola: The Great Treasury of Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales.

"Beautiful Angiola: The Great Treasury of Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales"

Book reviews

From M, summer 2004

Beautiful Angiola: the Great Treasury of Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales

Collected by Laura Gonzenbach
Translated with an introduction by Jack Zipes

World-renowned folk and fairy tale researcher Jack Zipes, U professor of German, has translated 50 Sicilian tales which author Laura Gonzenbach gathered from rural Sicilian women in the 1800s. Originally published in German in 1870, the once-lost collection is more interesting and important than Grimms' tales, according to Zipes, and told from a point of view both female and poor and "with gusto, bitterness, and even hope."

Routledge, 2004; ISBN 0-415-96808-9

Conserving Words: How American Nature Writers Shaped the Environmental Movement

By Daniel J. Philippon

Daniel J. Philippon, U assistant professor of rhetoric, examines the lives of five prominent nature writers and how their words and metaphors influenced the environmental organizations they are associated with: Theodore Roosevelt and the Boone and Crockett Club, Mabel Osgood Wright and the National Audubon Society, John Muir and the Sierra Club, Aldo Leopold and the Wilderness Society, and Edward Abbey and Earth First!

University of Georgia Press, 2004; ISBN 0-8203-2576-7

The Surgeon and the Shepherd: Two Resistance Heroes in Vichy France

By Meg Ostrum

A Belgium surgeon, Charles Schepens, and a Basque peasant, Jean Sarochar, helped a hundred people escape the Nazis via a route through the Pynernees during World War II. University alum Meg Ostrum wrote this part biography, part spy tale, part cultural study with all the details that help a story come alive.

University of Nebraska Press, 2004; ISBN 0-8032-3573-9 MORE INFO: Contact University of Minnesota Bookstores, located in Coffman Memorial Union and the St. Paul Student Center, at 612-625-6000 or

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