An extensive introduction provides basic information about Russian epics, their historical background, their poetics, the history of their collection, their performance context, and their main interpretations. In addition, their is a short introduction to each song, explaining its plot, allusions, and interpretations. A glossary of common terms and a selected bibliography of studies about the Russian epic in English and Russian are also included in the volume.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 463
Weight: 657 g
Dimensions: 230 x 152 x 26 mm
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