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Get Lost in Barbara Rieti's Strange Terrain

Get Lost in Barbara Rieti's Strange Terrain

The Anniversary Edition has arrived

By MUPress Staff Date: August 02, 2021

30 years after its original publication, Memorial University Press has released a 30th Anniversary Edition of Barbara Rieti's iconic work Strange Terrain: The Fairy World in Newfoundland.


In a new foreword, Dr. Diane Tye calls Rieti's seminal study "an exemplary ethnographic text" which "highlights the voices and experiences of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador."

The fairies of Newfoundland oral tradition are variously envisioned, encountered and interpreted. Rieti's study keeps the narrators at centre stage, describing the specific contexts and manner in which fairy experiences are recounted, and offers a window into an extraordinary world.

Winner of the Raymond Klibansky Prize, Rieti‚Äôs study continues to enthral readers and researchers alike, and is now calling a new generation to get lost in the stories and traditions of Newfoundland and Labrador's fairies.