An Anthology of Russian Folk Epics
James Bailey, Tatʹi͡ana Grigorʹevna Ivanova
M.E. Sharpe, 1998 - Fiction - 409 pages
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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Foreword Linda J Ivanits
Epics About the Oldest Heroes
Dobrynya and the Dragon
Dobrynya and Marinka
Dobrynya Nikitich and Vasily Kazimirovich
Epics with Biblical or Religious Subjects
Historical Songs of the Sixteenth Century
Alyosha Popovich His Squire Yekim and Tugarin
Dobrynya and Alyosha Popovich
The Mother of Prince Mikhailo Kills His Wife