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Published: 12 December 1991

288 Pages

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195067262

Bookseller Code (04)

Lilith's Cave

Jewish Tales of the Supernatural

Selected and Retold by Howard Schwartz

Tales of terror and the supernatural hold an honored position in the Jewish folkloric tradition. Howard Schwartz has superbly translated and retold fifty of the best of these folktales. Gathered from countless sources ranging from the ancient Middle East to twelfth-century Germany and later Eastern European oral tradition, these captivating stories include Jewish variants of the Pandora and Persephone myths and of such famous folktales as "The Fisherman and His Wife," "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," and "Bluebeard," as well as several tales from the Middle Ages that have never before been published. The collection includes hauntingly evocative illustrations by Uri Shulevitz.