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Long, Long Tales from the Russian North
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Long, Long Tales from the Russian North

Jack V. Haney

Abstract

This book of folktales from the Far North of European Russia features seventeen works by five narrators of the Russian tale, all recorded in the twentieth century. The tales, distinguished by their extraordinary length and by the manner in which they were commonly told, appear to have flourished only in the twentieth century and only in Russian Karelia. Although they are easily recognized as wondertales, or fairy tales, their treatment of the traditional matter is anything but usual. In these tales, one encounters such topics as regicide, matricide, patricide, fratricide, premarital relations ... More

Keywords: folktales, Russia, Karelia, wondertales, fairy tales, regicide, matricide, patricide, fratricide, premarital relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781617037306
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617037306.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jack V. Haney, editor

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