An Anthology of Russian Folk Epics

An Anthology of Russian Folk Epics

by James Bailey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0873326407

ISBN-13: 9780873326407

Pub. Date: 12/31/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873326407
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/31/1998
Series:
Folklores and Folk Cultures of Eastern Europe Series
Pages:
463
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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