You grew up with the tales collected by the Brothers Grimm as
childhood favorites—almost all of us did. But do you know Thomas Crane
and his collection of Italian Popular Tales?
Crane was the first folklorist to bring the rich tradition of
Italian tales to the English-speaking world. His collection captivated
the public with its fresh voice and unfamiliar narratives. Meticulously
gathered throughout the diverse regions of Italy, Crane’s translations
provided a new look into Italian life and culture.