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Overview

"Morphology will in all probability be regarded by future generations as one of the major theoretical breakthroughs in the field of folklore in the twentieth century."

—Alan Dundes

"Propp's work is seminal...[and], now that it is available in a new edition, should be even more valuable to folklorists who are directing their attention to the form of the folktale, especially to those structural characteristics which are common to many entries coming from even different cultures."

—Choice

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Times Literary Supplement
It was primarily Claude Lévi-Strauss who made Propp's book popular outside the small circle of Western Slavicists: he immediately recognized the importance of Propp's methodology not only for the study of the fairy-tale, but generally for the study of narrative folklore. [Lévi-Strauss] expressed his admiration for all those”'who for a long time have been Propp's successors without knowing it."
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Propp's work is seminal...[and], now that it is available in a new edition, should be even more valuable to folklorists who are directing their attention to the form of the folktale, especially to those structural characteristics which are common to many entries coming from even different cultures.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292783768
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1968
  • Series: American Folklore Society Bibliographica Series , #9
  • Edition description: 2d ed.
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 158
  • Sales rank: 452,324
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction to the Second Edition
Introduction to the First Edition
Acknowledgements
Author's Foreword
I. On the History of the Problem
II. The Method and Material
III. The Functions of Dramatis Personae
IV. Assimilations: Cases of the Double Morphological Meaning of a Single Function
V. Some Other Elements of the Tale
A. Auxiliary Elements for the Interconnection of Functions
B. Auxiliary Elements in Trebling
C. Motivations
VI. The Distribution of Functions Among Dramatis Personae
VII. Ways in Which New Characters Are Introduced into the Course of Action
VIII. On the Attributes of Dramatis Personae and their Significance
IX. The Tale as a Whole
A. The Ways in Which Stories Are Combined
B. An Example of Analysis of a Tale
C. The Problem of Classification
D. On the Relationship of Particular Forms of Structure to the General Pattern
E. The Problem of Composition and Theme, and of Themes and Variants
F. Conclusion
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