Friday, May 6, 2011
Tales Similar to Bluebeard
In support of the release of Bluebeard Tales From Around the World I have updated the Tales Similar to Bluebeard page on the SurLaLune main site. The page now includes tales from three ATU tale types: 311, 312 and 955, all of which are usually considered in Bluebeard discussions and also appear in the book. I have some more titles to add to the page from my notes, but the list has almost quadrupled in length and includes bibliographical information for the tales from multiple sources (not just for my book). The book has 88 tales in it, some different publications of the same tale. For example, Perrault's Bluebeard and Mr. Fox from England are represented more than once.
When I work on projects like this, I keep considering a database which I have the means to produce but not really the funds. (The hubby and his cronies are the resource I need to make the technical stuff happen, but there would still be moderate expense involved.) Wouldn't a searchable database with possible full text options be lovely though?
Next week I plan to spend several days discussing the material available in the book and why it was included so stay tuned! Do you have any questions about Bluebeard? Does the tale interest you? And why? I'd love to hear more from you.