An anthology of Russian folk epics - download pdf or read online

By James Bailey

ISBN-10: 0873326415

ISBN-13: 9780873326414

An intensive creation presents easy information regarding Russian epics, their historic historical past, their poetics, the background in their assortment, their functionality context, and their major interpretations. furthermore, their is a brief advent to every tune, explaining its plot, allusions, and interpretations. A word list of universal phrases and a specific bibliography of experiences in regards to the Russian epic in English and Russian also are incorporated within the quantity.

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Although singers may use such features as repetition or parallelism to slow down the pace of an epic and to induce what is termed epic retardation, they nevertheless tend to focus on the main events in a story. Once they finish a high point in the action, they may quickly move to the next high point through rapid transitions in time or place. For instance, in "Dobrynya and the Dragon," Dobrynya defeats the dragon in the Saracen Mountains and three lines later meets Prince Page xxvi Vladimir in Kiev.

Mikhailo Potyk 147 13. Ivan Godinovich 177 14. Dunai 188 15. Solovei Budimirovich 201 16. Vasily Ignatyev 214 17. Churila Plyonkovich 225 18. Dyuk Stepanovich 253 19. Stavr Godinovich 264 20. Khoten Bludovich 279 III. Novgorod Cycle 21. Sadko 293 22. Vasily Buslayev 307 23. Vasily Buslayev Travels to Jerusalem 319 IV. Epics with Biblical or Religious Subjects 24. Tsar Solomon and Vasily Okulovich 331 25. Forty Pilgrims and One 341 V. Historical Songs of the Sixteenth Century 26. Ivan the Terrible and His Sons 357 27.

Gilferding (1831-1872) it needs to be added that Rybnikov's collection contained 220 texts and Gilferding's 318. Despite all their merits and the importance of their work, these early collectors in the nineteenth century were amateur folklorists. Around the turn of the century, they were succeeded by professionals who had been trained in the new discipline of folkloristics and who undertook the search for a living tradition in northern regions around the White Sea and along the Kuloi, Mezen, Pechora, and Pinega Rivers.

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