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An Introduction to the Russian Folktale (Complete Russian Folktale (Paperback)) Paperback – May 27, 1999
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Denise Anton Wright, Alliance Library System, Bloomington, IL
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Back Cover
I. The Folktale in Russia
What Is a Folktale? -- Kinds of Folktales
Structure -- Classification
The Narrative -- The Narrator -- The Audience
The Language of the Folktale
II. Recordings and Collections
III. Priests, Skomorokhs, and Tellers of Tales
IV. The Russian Ritual Milieu
Ditheism -- The Ancient Heritage
Creation Myths -- Sacrifices
Rituals of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Russia
V. The Russian Folktale as a Source for Understanding Ritual
The Bear Rituals in Folk Tradition
The Horse in Ancient Eurasian Tradition and the Russian Folktale
The Horse in Slavic Ritual and Folktale
VI. The Complete Russian Folktale: An Overview
Animal Tales -- Wondertales -- The Legends
The Tales of Everyday Life -- The Anecdotes