An Anthology of Russian Folktales

The collection is enhanced by a detailed introduction to the folktale and its types, brief introductions to each grouping of tales, head notes with interesting background for individual tales, and a glossary explaining Russian terms.

Author: Jack V. Haney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317476900

Category: Business & Economics

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This anthology gathers a broad selection of Russian folktales, legends, and anecdotes, and includes helpful features that make them more accessible and engaging for English-language readers. Editor Jack V. Haney has selected some of the best tales from his seven-volume "Complete Russian Folktale" collection and added examples of anecdotes and the long 'serial tales' told in the far north.The 114 tales included here represent every genre found in the Russian tradition. They date from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries and come from all geographic regions of the Russian-speaking world. The collection is enhanced by a detailed introduction to the folktale and its types, brief introductions to each grouping of tales, head notes with interesting background for individual tales, and a glossary explaining Russian terms.
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Gamayun Tales I

Jam-packed with stories of magical quests and talking animals, golden chests that turn into palaces and encounters with terrifying Water Spirits, there's no end to the adventure in these books

Author: Alexander Utkin

Publisher: Nobrow

ISBN: 191062067X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 184

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Enter a world of magic and adventure in this stunning series based on traditional Russian folklore. Collected into a beautiful new paperback edition for the first time! Alexander Utkin's Gamayun Tales are fresh and modern adaptations of familiar Russian folktales, teamed with bold and beautiful illustrations. Jam-packed with stories of magical quests and talking animals, golden chests that turn into palaces and encounters with terrifying Water Spirits, there's no end to the adventure in these books!
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Gamayun Tales II

Enter a world of magic and adventure in this stunning series based on traditional Russian folklore. Alexander Utkin's Gamayun Tales are fresh and modern adaptations of familiar Slavic folktales, teamed with bold and beautiful illustrations.

Author: Alexander Utkin

Publisher: Gamayun Tales

ISBN: 191062070X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 172

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Enter a world of magic and adventure in this stunning series based on traditional Russian folklore. Alexander Utkin's Gamayun Tales are fresh and modern adaptations of familiar Slavic folktales, teamed with bold and beautiful illustrations. Jam-packed with stories of magical quests and talking animals, golden chests that turn into palaces and encounters with terrifying Water Spirits, there's no end to the adventure in these books! Utkin's striking art style takes inspiration from classic mid-century Disney animation, drawing readers in for a colorful journey even if they have no familiarty with Russian mythology.
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An Anthology of Russian Folk Epics

This anthology presents translations of 30 songs recorded from a living epic tradition over the past two hundred years. The authors have captured the distinctive poetic language of Russian oral epics.

Author: James Bailey

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0873326415

Category: Fiction

Page: 409

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An extensive introduction provides basic information about Russian epics, their historical background, their poetics, the history of their collection, their performance context, and their main interpretations. In addition, their 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.
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Long Long Tales from the Russian North

This volume of folktales from the Far North of European Russia features seventeen works by five narrators of the Russian tale, all recorded in the twentieth century.

Author: Jack V. Haney

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617037313

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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This volume of folktales from the Far North of European Russia features seventeen works by five narrators of the Russian tale, all recorded in the twentieth century. The tales, distinguished by their extraordinary length and by the manner in which they were commonly told, appear to have flourished only in the twentieth century and only in Russian Karelia. Although the tales are easily recognized as wondertales, or fairy tales, their treatment of the traditional matter is anything but usual. In these tales one encounters such topics as regicide, matricide, patricide, fratricide, premarital relations between the sexes and more, all related in the typical manner of the Russian folktale. The narrators were not educated beyond a rudimentary level. All were middle-aged or older, and all were men. Crew members of a fishing or hunting vessel plying the White Sea or lumberjacks or trappers in the vast northern forests, they frequently began the narration of a tale in an evening, then broke off at an appropriate moment and continued at a subsequent gathering. Such tales were thus told serially. Given their length, their thematic and narrative complexity, and their stylistic proficiency, one might even refer to them as orally delivered Russian short stories or novellas
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An Anthology of Russian Folk Epics

This anthology presents translations of 30 songs recorded from a living epic tradition over the past two hundred years. The authors have captured the distinctive poetic language of Russian oral epics.

Author: James Bailey

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0873326407

Category: Fiction

Page: 409

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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.
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The Complete Folktales of A N Afanas ev Volume III

This third volume contains 305 tales, those numbered 319–579, as well as forty-five additional tales from among those denied publication by the Russian censors.

Author: Jack V. Haney

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496832009

Category: Social Science

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Up to now, there has been no complete English-language version of the Russian folktales of A. N. Afanas’ev. This translation is based on L. G. Barag and N. V. Novikov’s edition, widely regarded as the authoritative Russian-language edition. The present edition includes commentaries to each tale as well as its international classification number. This third volume contains 305 tales, those numbered 319–579, as well as forty-five additional tales from among those denied publication by the Russian censors. The folktales of A. N. Afanas’ev represent the largest single collection of folktales in any European language and perhaps in the world. Widely regarded as the Russian Grimm, Afanas’ev collected folktales from throughout the Russian Empire in what are now regarded as the three East Slavic languages, Belarusian, Russian, and Ukrainian. In his lifetime, Afanas’ev published more than 575 tales in his most popular and best-known work, Narodnye russkie skazki. In addition to this basic collection, he prepared a volume of Russian legends, many on religious themes; a collection of mildly obscene tales, Russkie zavetnye skazki; and voluminous writings on Slavic folklife and mythology. His works were subject to the strict censorship of ecclesiastical and state authorities that lasted until the demise of the Soviet Union in the 1990s. Overwhelmingly, his particular emendations were stylistic, while those of the censors mostly concerned content.
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Baba Yaga

The stories are enriched with many wonderful illustrations of Baba Yaga, some old (traditional "lubok" woodcuts), some classical (the marvelous images from Victor Vasnetsov or Ivan Bilibin), and some quite recent or solicited specifically ...

Author: Sibelan Forrester

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617037788

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Baba Yaga is an ambiguous and fascinating figure. She appears in traditional Russian folktales as a monstrous and hungry cannibal, or as a canny inquisitor of the adolescent hero or heroine of the tale. In new translations and with an introduction by Sibelan Forrester, Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the East in Russian Fairy Tales is a selection of tales that draws from the famous collection of Aleksandr Afanas'ev, but also includes some tales from the lesser-known nineteenth-century collection of Ivan Khudiakov. This new collection includes beloved classics such as "Vasilisa the Beautiful" and "The Frog Princess," as well as a version of the tale that is the basis for the ballet "The Firebird." The preface and introduction place these tales in their traditional context with reference to Baba Yaga's continuing presence in today's culture--the witch appears iconically on tennis shoes, tee shirts, even tattoos. The stories are enriched with many wonderful illustrations of Baba Yaga, some old (traditional "lubok" woodcuts), some classical (the marvelous images from Victor Vasnetsov or Ivan Bilibin), and some quite recent or solicited specifically for this collection
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The Russian Folktale by Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp

Russian Fairy Tales, Norman Guterman, trans., with commentary by Romanjakobson. New York: Pantheon Books, 1973. Balina, Marina, Helena Goscilo, and Mark Lipovetsky, eds. Politicizing Magic: An Anthology of Russian and Soviet Fairy Tales ...

Author: Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 081433721X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Vladimir Propp is the Russian folklore specialist most widely known outside Russia thanks to the impact of his 1928 book Morphology of the Folktale-but Morphology is only the first of Propp's contributions to scholarship. This volume translates into English for the first time his book The Russian Folktale, which was based on a seminar on Russian folktales that Propp taught at Leningrad State University late in his life. Edited and translated by Sibelan Forrester, this English edition contains Propp's own text and is supplemented by notes from his students. The Russian Folktale begins with Propp's description of the folktale's aesthetic qualities and the history of the term; the history of folklore studies, first in Western Europe and then in Russia and the USSR; and the place of the folktale in the matrix of folk culture and folk oral creativity. The book presents Propp's key insight into the formulaic structure of Russian wonder tales (and less schematically than in Morphology, though in abbreviated form), and it devotes one chapter to each of the main types of Russian folktales: the wonder tale, the "novellistic" or everyday tale, the animal tale, and the cumulative tale. Even Propp's bibliography, included here, gives useful insight into the sources accessible to and used by Soviet scholars in the third quarter of the twentieth century. Propp's scholarly authority and his human warmth both emerge from this well-balanced and carefully structured series of lectures. An accessible introduction to the Russian folktale, it will serve readers interested in folklore and fairy-tale studies in addition to Russian history and cultural studies.
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Russian Magic Tales from Pushkin to Platonov

Afanasyev, Aleksandr, Russian Fairy Tales (Pantheon, 1984); Russian Secret Tales (Clearfield, 1998) Balina, Marina, Helena Goscilo and Mark Lipovetsky, Politicizing Magic: An Anthology of Russian and Soviet Fairy Tales (Northwestern ...

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Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141392547

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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'She turned into a frog, into a lizard, into all kinds of other reptiles and then into a spindle' In these tales, young women go on long and difficult quests, wicked stepmothers turn children into geese and tsars ask dangerous riddles, with help or hindrance from magical dolls, cannibal witches, talking skulls, stolen wives, and brothers disguised as wise birds. Half the tales here are true oral tales, collected by folklorists during the last two centuries, while the others are reworkings of oral tales by four great Russian writers: Alexander Pushkin, Nadezhda Teffi, Pavel Bazhov and Andrey Platonov. In his introduction to these new translations, Robert Chandler writes about the primitive magic inherent in these tales and the taboos around them, while in the afterword, Sibelan Forrester discusses the witch Baba Yaga. This edition also includes an appendix, bibliography and notes. Translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler With Sibelan Forrester, Anna Gunin and Olga Meerson
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A Harvest of Russian Children s Literature

An anthology of favorite Russian poems, stories and folk tales for children, arranged in sections for three different age groups, and a collection of folklore.

Author: Miriam Morton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520017455

Category: Children's literature

Page: 474

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An anthology of favorite Russian poems, stories and folk tales for children, arranged in sections for three different age groups, and a collection of folklore.
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The Complete Folktales of A N Afanas ev

140 tales collected by the extraordinary Russian "Grimm"

Author: Jack V. Haney

Publisher:

ISBN: 1496802748

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 608

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140 tales collected by the extraordinary Russian -Grimm-
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Russian Education and Society

E.Sharpe /Vew An Anthology of Jewish-Russian Literature Two Centuries of Dual Identity in Prose and Poetry Volume 1: ... Eds. Two-VOlume Set 978-0-7656-0737-9 $346.95 Special Price for Complete Set The Complete Russian Folktale Jack V.

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ISBN: UOM:39015079789965

Category: Education

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Anthology of Russian Literature

The stories of Alexander the Great , the Trojan War , Digenis Akritas , Barlaam and Josaphat , Calilah - wa - Dimnah , are as common in Russian literature as in that of France or Germany , Byzantium is the immediate source of most of ...

Author: Leo Wiener

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 0898753473

Category: Literary Collections

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This is Volume one of a two volume set.The time is not far off when the Russian language will occupy the same place in the curriculum of American universities that it now does in those of Germany, France and Sweden. A tongue that is spoken by more than one hundred million people and that encompasses one-half of the Northern Hemisphere in itself invites the attention of the curious and the scholar.It is the purpose of this Anthology, originally published in 1902, to render a concise, yet sufficient, account of Russian literature in its totality, to give to the English reader who is not acquainted with any other language than his own a biographical, critical and bibliographical sketch of every important author, to offer representative extracts of what there is best in the language in such a manner as to give a correct idea of the evolution of Russian literature from its remotest time.
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Handbook of Russian Literature

V. ANTHOLOGIES OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE ( For a complete list of anthologies of Russian literature , see The Literatures of ... Russian Science Fiction 1969 : An Anthology . N.Y.U. Press , 1969 . 3. Folklore 6. Short Stories 14 Great Short ...

Author: Victor Terras

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300048688

Category: Literary Criticism

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Profiles the careers of Russian authors, scholars, and critics and discusses the history of the Russian treatment of literary genres such as drama, fiction, and essays
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The Complete Folktales of A N Afanas ev Volume III

JACK V. HANEY (1940–2015) was professor emeritus of Slavic languages and literatures at the University of Washington, a Rhodes Scholar, and the translator and editor of An Anthology of Russian Folktales; The Complete Russian Folktale; ...

Author: Jack V. Haney

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496831989

Category: Social Science

Page: 582

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Up to now, there has been no complete English-language version of the Russian folktales of A. N. Afanas’ev. This translation is based on L. G. Barag and N. V. Novikov’s edition, widely regarded as the authoritative Russian-language edition. The present edition includes commentaries to each tale as well as its international classification number. This third volume contains 305 tales, those numbered 319–579, as well as forty-five additional tales from among those denied publication by the Russian censors. The folktales of A. N. Afanas’ev represent the largest single collection of folktales in any European language and perhaps in the world. Widely regarded as the Russian Grimm, Afanas’ev collected folktales from throughout the Russian Empire in what are now regarded as the three East Slavic languages, Belarusian, Russian, and Ukrainian. In his lifetime, Afanas’ev published more than 575 tales in his most popular and best-known work, Narodnye russkie skazki. In addition to this basic collection, he prepared a volume of Russian legends, many on religious themes; a collection of mildly obscene tales, Russkie zavetnye skazki; and voluminous writings on Slavic folklife and mythology. His works were subject to the strict censorship of ecclesiastical and state authorities that lasted until the demise of the Soviet Union in the 1990s. Overwhelmingly, his particular emendations were stylistic, while those of the censors mostly concerned content.
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Baba Yaga

Politicizing Magic: An Anthology of Russian and Soviet Folktales. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2005. This volume includes some more recent folktale-related stories, and the introductory essays for each section are quite ...

Author: Helena Goscilo

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617035968

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 202

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Collection of twenty-nine fairy tales featuring Baba Yaga that draws from the famous collection of Aleksandr Afanas'ev, but also includes some tales from the lesser-known nineteenth-century collection of Ivan Khudiakov, along with images that show how artists have imagined her for over more than two centuries.
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The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature

For his part Zhukovsky proposed an anthology of Russian folk-tales to his daughters in 1816, but it was not until the 1840s that the task of recording folklore in a serious way was taken up by his nephew Petr Kireevsky along with other ...

Author: Neil Cornwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134569076

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature is an engaging and accessible guide to Russian writing of the past thousand years. The volume covers the entire span of Russian literature, from the Middle Ages to the post-Soviet period, and explores all the forms that have made it so famous: poetry, drama and, of course, the Russian novel. A particular emphasis is given to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, when Russian literature achieved world-wide recognition through the works of writers such as Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Nabokov and Solzhenitsyn. Covering a range of subjects including women's writing, Russian literary theory, socialist realism and émigré writing, leading international scholars open up the wonderful diversity of Russian literature. With recommended lists of further reading and an excellent up-to-date general bibliography, The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature is the perfect guide for students and general readers alike.
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Politicizing Magic

An Anthology of Russian and Soviet Fairy Tales Marina Balina, Helena Goscilo, Mark Lipovetsky. Gilbert, Sandra M.,and Susan Gubar.“The Queen's Looking Glass.”In Don't Bet on the Prince, ed. Jack Zipes, 201–8. New York: Routledge, 1987.

Author: Marina Balina

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810120327

Category: Fiction

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A compendium of folkloric, literary, and critical texts that show how the Russian fairy tale acquired political and historical meanings during the Soviet era We were born to make fairy tales come true. As one of Stalinism's more memorable slogans, this one suggests that the fairy tale figured in Soviet culture as far more than a category of children's literature. How much more-and how cannily Russian fairy tales reflect and interpret Soviet culture, especially in its utopian ambitions-becomes clear for the first time in Politicizing Magic, a compendium of folkloric, literary, and critical texts that demonstrate the degree to which ancient fairy-tale fantasies acquired political and historical meanings during the catastrophic twentieth century. Introducing Western readers to the most representative texts of Russian folkloric and literary tales, this book documents a rich exploration of this colorful genre through all periods of Soviet literary production (1920-1985) by authors with varied political and aesthetic allegiances. Here are traditional Russian folkloric tales and transformations of these tales that, adopting the didacticism of Soviet ideology, proved significant for the official discourse of Socialist Realism. Here, too, are narratives produced during the same era that use the fairy-tale paradigm as a deconstructive device aimed at the very underpinnings of the Soviet system. The editors' introductory essays acquaint readers with the fairy-tale paradigm and the permutations it underwent within the utopian dream of Soviet culture, deftly placing each-from traditional folklore to fairy tales of Socialist Realism, to real-life events recast as fairy tales for ironic effect-in its literary, historical, and political context.
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From Karamzin to Bunin

..". highly recommended.... This anthology of faithful translations of the classics is by far the best of its kind to come out for a long time." -- Canadian Slavic Review

Author: Carl R. Proffer

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ISBN: UCSC:32106001590956

Category: Russia

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..". highly recommended.... This anthology of faithful translations of the classics is by far the best of its kind to come out for a long time." -- Canadian Slavic Review
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