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By James Bailey

ISBN-10: 0873326415

ISBN-13: 9780873326414

An in depth advent offers uncomplicated information regarding Russian epics, their ancient history, their poetics, the heritage in their assortment, their functionality context, and their major interpretations. furthermore, their is a brief advent to every track, explaining its plot, allusions, and interpretations. A word list of universal phrases and a specific bibliography of reviews in regards to the Russian epic in English and Russian also are incorporated within the quantity.

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G. Cherniaeva (1981) contains bylinas that had been taken down from 1930 through 1960. The last stage in the collection of Russian epics took place from the 1940s to the 1960s, when the tradition died out. M. Astakhova's volume Bylinas of Pechora and the Winter Shore (1961) contains 161 epics, historical songs, and ballads that were recorded in 1942 and from 1955 to 1956. P. Kolpakova's collection The Sung Folklore of Mezen (1967) includes 54 epics that were taken down in 1958 and 1961. Epics have also been collected among the Cossacks in southern Russia, in the Urals, and in Siberia, but especially among the Don Cossacks.

Dobro- Page xxxiii volskii and V. Korguzalov (1981) have gathered most Russian epics recorded with their melodies. Furthermore, they have distinguished the essential musical features of the regional epic traditions in northern, central, and southern Russia. The Phonogram Archive at the Institute of Russian Literature in St. Petersburg, a major repository of folklore materials, has issued several records of epic performers through the firm "Melodia," one example being Bylinas of the Russian North in 1985.

Ballad 30. E. Sharpe's series on the "Folklores and Folk Cultures of Eastern Europe" endeavors to publish scholarly studies and significant collections of primary texts of East European folklore. Russian Folk Epics, the second book in this series, is the fruit of a lengthy collaboration between two eminent scholars, American Slavist James Bailey and Russian folklorist Tatyana Ivanova. It brings together in one volume the best of modern scholarship on the Russian folk epic and a large number of texts of these epicsbylinyin a vibrant new translation.

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