... Wolf and Jensen's English translation of the entire book puts the famous laws into a very useful perspective... " —Choice
... it is full of clever ideas and observations, and alive with the personality of the writer—lucid, astute and fair." —British Folklore Studies Forum
Olrik’s Grundsætninger sets forth a number of the basic principles for the study of folklore and outlines his "epic laws" of oral narrative. With this long-awaited translation, English readers now have available the "rules" which became the foundation of many folklore programs and the basis for the study of folk narrative.