Publishing House: Založba ZRC
The book (ˈAround the buttocks into the pocketˈ– the phrase signifies taking long distances and curves, despite the fact that the goal is just around the corner) contains 560 dialectical stories, including (fairy) tales, legends, myths, ethnological, historical, social, and interpretative stories, as well as spooky and comical stories, and anecdotes. The stories originate in the area between the western region of Slovenia (Brkini, Karst, Vipava Valley) and Italy, Istra and Croatia. The contents of this book is lifestyle of our ancestors mainly from the last century, including folk customs, festivities, religion, and social aspects of the Poor and the superiority of the Rich, told by 109 storytellers, who are mostly descendants of those ancestors. Informative and interesting facts about the region are accompanied by humorous stories and anecdotes, for the laughter was always the best medicine to get through difficult times.