An Anthology of Russian Folktales

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Jack V. Haney
M.E. Sharpe, 2009 - Literary Collections - 340 pages
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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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Jack V. Haney, Seattle, Washington, is a retired professor of Slavic languages and literatures at the University of Washington and is the translator and editor of "Long, Long Tales from the Russian North" (University Press of Mississippi).

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