An Anthology of Russian Folk Epics

An Anthology of Russian Folk Epics

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by James Bailey
     
 

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

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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

Foreword
Preface
The Russian Oral Epic Tradition: An Introduction
IEpics About the Oldest Heroes
1Volkh Vseslavyevich3
2Svyatogor12
IIKievan Cycle
Epics About Ilya Muromets
3Ilya Muromets and Nightingale the Robber25
4Ilya Muromets and Falconer37
5Ilya Muromets and Kalin Tsar49
6Ilya Muromets Quarrels with Prince Vladimir69
Epics About Dobrynya
7Dobrynya and the Dragon81
8Dobrynya and Marinka98
9Dobrynya Nikitich and Vasily Kazimirovich106
Epics About Alyosha Popovich
10Alyosha Popovich, His Squire Yekim, and Tugarin121
11Dobrynya and Alyosha Popovich130
Epics About Other Kievan Heroes
12Mikhailo Potyk147
13Ivan Godinovich177
14Dunai188
15Solovei Budimirovich201
16Vasily Ignatyev214
17Churila Plyonkovich225
18Dyuk Stepanovich253
19Stavr Godinovich264
20Khoten Bludovich279
IIINovgorod Cycle
21Sadko293
22Vasily Buslayev307
23Vasily Buslayev Travels to Jerusalem319
IVEpics with Biblical or Religious Subjects
24Tsar Solomon and Vasily Okulovich331
25Forty Pilgrims and One341
VHistorical Songs of the Sixteenth Century
26Ivan the Terrible and His Sons357
27Kostryuk365
VISkomoroshina
28Agafonushka375
29About the Merchant Terenty379
VIIBallad
30The Mother of Prince Mikhailo Kills His Wife389
Glossary397
Bibliography401

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