|Collection||Izdevniecība "Liels un mazs"|
|Title||A walk in the City of Dead (Latvian)|
Sixth-grade pupils are given a task by their teacher for the school’s project week: collecting stories of events and people of their native town. A group of classmates pick a subject for a joint project: mystical and ghostly stories. The children gather at one of the classmates’ home to rehearse the presentation of the project, exchanging the newfound stories.Source: liels un mazs
The combination of humour and fear in this book conforms to a child’s psychological need to feel, enact and then expel from consciousness their own existential fear through these stories. The illustrator Kristians Brekte in his black-and-white drawings offers a visual interpretation of the image of fear, using an approach that is very popular in children’s folklore: combining the horrifying and the funny.
The writer Māris Rungulis has been crisscrossing the country collecting the typical horror and joke stories so popular among children ‒ short, concentrated anecdotic outlines of stories, which he has now, in the 30 episodes of the book, expanded and merged together, filled out with time- and place-characterising details, incorporating associations with similar events and his own childhood memories, revealing glimpses of the storytellers’ personalities and relationships.
|Publisher||Liels un mazs|
|Work type||original work|
|Publishing year/ place||00.09.2016|
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|01.09.2016||Publishing year/ place||City|