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Title Long, long tales from the Russian North / translated and edited by Jack V. Haney
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (xxv, 301 pages)
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE. Literature
Contents Tales narrated by M. M. Korguev. Dawn lad ; Elena The Beautiful ; Island of gold ; Ivan Sosnovich ; Shkip ; Son of a bitch ; The airplane (How an airplane in a room carried off the Tsar's son) ; The peasant's son and the firebird ; A prophetic dream -- Tales narrated by P. Ia. Nikonov. The enchanted kingdom ; (The rejuvenating apples) -- Tales narrated by M. O. Dmitriev. About a wife Svetlana ; Bur-khreber ; Your friend Liubodei -- Tale narrated by O. I. Dmitriev. About a mighty warrior, Tsar Peregar, who reeked of drink -- Tales narrated by F. F. Kabrenov. About an enchanted mill ; Ivan Tsarevich and Koshchei The Deathless -- Commentaries to tales
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Translated from the Russian
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 12, 2015)
Subject Tales -- Russia (Federation) -- Karelia -- Translations into Enlgish
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Folklore & Mythology.
Russia (Federation) -- Karelia.
Form Electronic book
Author Haney, Jack V., 1940-2015, translator, editor.
LC no. 2012033880
ISBN 9781617037313