By the Fire
Sami Folktales and Legends
- ISBN: 9781517904579
- Published By: University of Minnesota Press
- Published: April 2019
The first English publication of Sami folktales from Scandinavia collected and illustrated in the early twentieth century.
These stories, collected by the Danish artist and ethnographer Emilie Demant Hatt (1873–1958) during her travels in the early twentieth century among the nomadic Sami in Swedish Sápmi, grant entry to a fascinating world of wonder and peril, of nature imbued with spirits, and strangers to be outwitted with gumption and craft. This first English publication of By the Fire is at once a significant contribution to the canon of world literature, a unique glimpse into Sami culture, and a testament to the enduring art of storytelling.