9780253207494-0253207495-Russian Folk Lyrics

Russian Folk Lyrics

ISBN-13: 9780253207494
ISBN-10: 0253207495
Edition: Edition Unstated
Publication date: 1993
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Paperback 208 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780253207494
ISBN-10: 0253207495
Edition: Edition Unstated
Publication date: 1993
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Paperback 208 pages

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Acknowledged author wrote Russian Folk Lyrics comprising 208 pages back in 1993. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0253207495 and 9780253207494. Since then Russian Folk Lyrics textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Propp’s essay in Russian Folk Lyrics extends beyond the formalistic analysis of folklore outlined in his classic The Morphology of the Folktale. In this study, newly translated by Roberta Reeder, Propp considers the Russian folk lyric in the social and historical context in which it was produced.

Reeder supplements Propp’s theoretical presentation with a comprehensive anthology of examples. Some songs were imitated by or appear in the works of Russia’s major writers, such as Pushkin and Nekrasov. Here we find the customs of Russian peasant life expressed through the ritual of song. Whether the songs are about love, labor, or children’s games; whether they are sad, humorous, or satiric in tone, Russian folk lyrics are rich in metaphor and symbolic meaning. In addition to the editor’s notes to the text and songs, Reeder supplies a bibliography of Propp’s sources as well as an extensive selected bibliography.

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