Tuesday, July 6, 2010

"Scandanavian journal of Folkloric Studies" Winter 2007- an extract...

" Thus it can be argued that the character of Snufkin is a folk memory or survival from the accounts of the so-called "Great Upheaval" within Tradgardland in the early 1760s. The orginal leader of the peasant's revolt has metamorphed ,over time and space, into the kindly yet enigmatic figure to be found within the Moomin stories. Such a change cannot detract from the percieved menace of the originator in 1760..."

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