An Anthology of Russian Folk Epicsby James Bailey
Pub. Date: 12/31/1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
An extensive introduction provides basic background about Russian epics, their poetics, the history of their collection, their performance context, and their main interpretations. In addition, there is a short introduction to
This anthology presents translations of thirty songs about Ilya Muromets, Dobrynya, Sadko, and other legendary characters of Russian folklore.
An extensive introduction provides basic background about Russian epics, their poetics, the history of their collection, their performance context, and their main interpretations. In addition, there is a short introduction to each song, explaining its plot, allusions, and interpretations. A glossary of common terms and a selected bibliography of studies about the Russian epic in English and Russian are also included in the volume.
- Taylor & Francis
- Publication date:
- Folklores and Folk Cultures of Eastern Europe Series
- Product dimensions:
- 6.35(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.29(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
Table of Contents
I. Epics about the Oldest Heroes; 1. Volkh Vseslavyevich; 2. Svyatogor; II. Kievan Cycle; Epics about Ilya Muromets; 3. Ilya Muromets and Nightingale the Robber; 4. Ilya Muromets and Falconer; 5. Ilya Muromets and Kalin Tsar; 6. Ilya Muromets Quarrels with Prince Vladimir; Epics about Dobrynia; 7. Dobrynya and the Dragon; 8. Dobrynya and Marinka; 9. Dobrynya Nikitich and Vasily Kazimirovich; Epics about Aliosha Popovich; 10. Alyosha Popovich, Yekim His Squire, and Tugarin; 11. Dobrynya and Alyosha Popovich; Epics about Other Kievan Heroes; 12. Mikhailo Potyk; 13. Ivan Godinovich; 14. Dunai; 15. Solovei Budimirovich; 16. Vasily Ignatyev; 17. Churila Plyonkovich; 18. Dyuk Stepanovich; 19. Stavr Godinovich; 20. Khoten Bludovich; III. Novgorod Cycle; 21. Sadko; 22. Vasily Buslayev; 23. Vasily Buslayev Travels to Jerusalem; IV. Epics with Biblical or Religious Subjects; 24. Tsar Solomon and Vasily Okulovich; 25. Forty Pilgrims and One; V. Historical Songs of the Sixteenth Century; 26. Ivan the Terrible and His Sons; 27. Kostryuk; VI. Skomoroshina; 28. Agafonushka; 29. About the Merchant Terenty; VII. Ballad; 30. The Mother of Prince Mikhailo Kills His Wife.
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