Baba Yaga Laid an Egg

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Canongate Books, Nov 2, 2007 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Baba Yaga is a witch-like character who flies around on a giant mortar, kidnapping (and presumably eating) small children. She lives in a house on chicken feet. She is generally a terrifying figure, portrayed not only in literature but also film, animation and music throughout Russian culture. Dubravka Ugresic takes the story of Baba Yaga and weaves it into something completely fresh. The result is an extraordinary meditation on femininity, ageing, identity, secrets, storytelling and love.

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User Review  - Othemts - LibraryThing

This is a novel in three parts. The first part features a narrator's concerns about dementia in her aging mother, and traveling to her mother's childhood home in Bulgaria with a young folklore scholar ... Read full review

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User Review  - SChant - LibraryThing

Tiptree winner 2010. Got up to page 64 - there was nothing that could be identified as science-fiction or fantasy, nothing to do with gender-related themes, and crucially, nothing remotely interesting. Threw it on my "charity shop" pile and moved on! Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Dubravka Ugresic was born in 1949 in Yugoslavia. She has published both novels and books of essays. Her books have been translated into more then twenty languages and she has received several major European literary awards, including the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, known as the 'American Nobel', in 2016. She was also a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize 2009. She is now based in Amsterdam.

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