Bulletin of Hispanic Studies

The Libro de Apolonio: A Canvas of Folktale Types and Motifs

Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (2017), 94, (5), 457–478.

Abstract

This paper evaluates the contributions made by A. D. Deyermond and Manuel Alvar to the study of wonder tale topoi in the Libro de Apolonio (c. 1250), a Spanish translation and variant of the Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri (c. 400–500). In addition, it provides folktale types and motifs that have a thematic bearing on numerous episodes found in the Spanish romance, heretofore not mentioned by the two critics cited above.

En este trabajo se evalúa las aportaciones hechas por A. D. Deyermond y Manuel Alvar al estudio de los topoi de los relatos folklóricos en el Libro de Apolonio (ca. 1250), traducción castellana y variante de la Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri (ca. 400–500). Además, se señala tipos y motivos de cuentos de hada que se relacionan temáticamente con multiples episodios que se dan en la novela castellana, no aludidos en las obras de dichos críticos.

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