Abridged and Retold by Luiza Carol
Legends from Vamland is one of the most beautiful stories about human struggle against fear. The author blends Romanian legends and myths with those of cultures throughout the world. One can hardly find any noble and beautiful human aspiration in all the cultures of the world whose reflection is not to be found in Legends from Vamland. The work is also intended to be one of science fiction, as the author provides the image of the spiritual life of an imaginary people from an imaginary land. The result is a book of splendid originality.
One of the first Romanian writers of science fiction, Vladimir Colin was also an important representative of Jewish culture in Romania. Among his most important works of science fiction are Legends from Vamland, a work in many ways similar to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. These tales have been abridged and retold for English readers by Luiza Carol.
Luiza Carol is associate editor of the international poetry magazine Voices Israel. She is an award-winning writer, poet, and translator and a member of the Federation of Israeli Writers and the Academy of American Poets.
Imprint: Center for Romanian Studies
106 pp., 5 x 8 in (203mm x 127mm) Illustrated
Date of Publication: 2000
Date of Publication: November 15, 2020