- Filename: morphology-of-the-folktale.
- ISBN: 9780292792494
- Release Date: 2010-03-01
- Number of pages: 184
- Author: V. Propp
- Publisher: University of Texas Press
Translates and contextualizes Vladimir Propp's later work "The Russian Folktale."
"Peter Tokofsky has provided English readers with a superb translation of one of the most important books on folktales." —Wolfgang Mieder This classic work, first published in 1956, is now available in English. Along with Lüthi's The European Folktale and Propp's The Morphology of the Folktale, Röhrich's Märchen und Wirklichkeit is considered a key text in folklore scholarship.
Chosen as one of the New York Times’s ten best books in the year of its original publication, this collection immediately won a cherished place among lovers of the tale and vaulted Calvino into the ranks of the great folklorists. Introduction by the Author; illustrations. Translated by George Martin. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
"Niles' excellent translation should bring Lüthi's sensitive and articulate study the recognition it deserves among English readers." —Library Journal Lüthi demonstrates how the folktale, by its very distance from reality, can play upon the most important themes of human existence.
Collection of twenty-nine fairy tales featuring Baba Yaga that draws from the famous collection of Aleksandr Afanas'ev, but also includes some tales from the lesser-known nineteenth-century collection of Ivan Khudiakov, along with images that show how artists have imagined her for over more than two centuries.
An anthology of the most important writings on the theory of the novel from the twentieth century. It traces the rise of novel theory and the extension of its influence into other disciplines, especially social, cultural and political theory.
'Offers a diverse overview of contemporary folktale scholarship but attests to the significance and scope of the Grimms' work....An excellent overview to current research on the Grimm folktales and evidence of the value of observing significant events in the history of academic disciplines.'--Mary Beth Stein, Journal of America Folklore