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Download PDF  Theory and History of Folklore Author Vladimir Propp – [PDF / Epub] ☃ Theory and History of Folklore By Vladimir Propp – The Russian folklorist Vladimir Propp published his first book Morphology of the Folktale in 1928 Since it was translated to English in 1958 it has become an international bestseller and is well known The Russian folklorist Vladimir Propp published History of PDF/EPUB ¿ his first book Morphology of the Folktale in Since it was translated to English in it has become an international bestseller and is well known as a major theoretical work in oral literature Now Anatoly Liberman has selected seven essays and three chapters from his later books Theory and eBook ☆ which together reveal the full range of Propp's thought in Theory and History of Folklore This will help readers see that his work is essentially a theory of narrative Included are the famous essay by Claude Levi Strauss about Propp and Propp's response to Levi Strauss's CritiueThis book will give Propp's admirers in the English speaking and History of Epub Ý world a whole new perspective on this distinguished scholar's contribution to folkloristics Liberman provides the necessary background in terms of RussianSoviet intellectual and political currents to place Propp's work in a new light No student of structuralism in folklore can afford to miss Liberman's anthology Alan Dundes.

10 thoughts on “Theory and History of Folklore

  1. Jelena Jelena says:

    Zanimljivo poučnoAli se na kraju više od polovine knjige svelo na prepričavanje ili citiranje odlomaka različitih bajki Ako ne to onda bi krenuo zanimljivu temu recimo porijeklo nekog motiva simbola i onda samo prekine Navodeći da je to zadatak neke druge naučne discipline WHY YOU DO THIS TO ME?Nema veze Bajke ću zauvijek voljeti Znala sam da su mračne zahvaljujući necenzurisanoj verziji bajki Braće Grim na kojoj su me naučili čitati sada znam zašto i zbog čega su mračne ALI PREVIŠE PREPRIČAVANJA BAJKI Knjiga se mogla zvati 'Zbornik Afanasijevog zbornika bajki i ostali'

  2. Alik Alik says:

    Sometimes I feel it is one of the most important books I've ever read

  3. Ryan Ryan says:

    Continuation from Propp's Morphology of the Folktale 1928 Furthers his attempt to make folklore a social science establishing generic laws through empirical research and historicalethnographic analysis There's a good section on the wondertale a type of folktale defined as follows A wondertale begins with some harm or villainy done to someone for example abduction or banishment or with a desire to have something a king sends his son in uest of the firebird and develops through the hero's departure from home and encounters with the donor who provides him with a magic agent that helps the hero find the object of the search Further along the tale includes combat with an adversary the most important form is slaying a dragon a return and a pursuit Often this structure is complicated for example when the hero is on his way home and his brothers throw him into a pit Later he escapes is subjected to a trial by difficult tasks and becomes king and marries either in his own kingdom or in that of his father in law This is the compositional core of many plots in brief outline 102Propp argues the wondertale originally derives from social institutions especially as sacred mythical narratives told as part of initiation rituals They are bound up with tribal identity and tend to focus on its ideas about death “Myths are not only components of life; they are part of every individual person To take away a man’s tale is tantamount to taking away his life Such myths have inherent economic and social functions and this is not a local phenomenon this is a lawWithout its myths a tribe would not be able to perpetuate itself” 120The wondertale emerges when severed from its sacred roots This fall Propp urges shouldn't be regarded as a bad thing “However the wondertale devoid of its religious functions is not inferior to the myth from which it was derived On the contrary exempt from religious conventions it finally emerges into the free air of artistic creation now motivated by different social factors and begins to live a life of its own” 121 The change Propp doesn't necessarily approve of is when the wondertales are written down which marks their appropriation by an elite their meanings altered to correspond with ruling ideology a claim humorously exaggerated by Propp's Soviet loyalties Literature and even oral epic Homer etc is a sophistication of the stories and ways of life of common people

  4. Andy Boroditsky Andy Boroditsky says:

    Круто Надо было прочесть еще в институте Но после этой книги вся прелесть сказок конечно исчезает для читателя а появляется зато новое занятие искать в них составные элементы и определять их происхождение ведь у каждого поворота сюжета есть как оказалось конкретная причина его появления

  5. Maria Petrova Maria Petrova says:

    Прекрасное исследование интересно не только специалисту но и рядовому читателю Читала два раза сделала много открытий для себя в области фольклора

  6. Paul Cowdell Paul Cowdell says:

    Propp is best known of course for his Morphology of the Folktale but this invaluable collection sets that in the broader context of his work over a long and productive careerHis longevity is all the remarkable given that he was negotiating throughout the lurches of official Stalinist ideological positions This collection allows the reader to see both the changing limitations imposed on Propp and other scholars nationalist perspectives restricting his discussion of foreign scholarship at one point for example and the resultant somewhat tortuous through line of his thinking as it developed within those constraints It is a strength of Anatoly Liberman's 'Introduction' that it brings out both aspects wellLiberman is less successful in his consideration of Marxism on Propp because he sees it solely in those state ideological terms Certainly it is clear that Propp was responding to direct state pressures inevitably given the realities of Stalinist suppression of scholars elsewhere but he was also drawing something interesting from it The book does allow anglophone scholars to begin picking at those uestions which are important and have not gone away I'm intrigued by Propp identifying the new development of Soviet folkloristics with Gorky's 1934 speech to the All Union Congress of Soviet Writers for example because this had a direct political purpose in the turn towards the Popular Front politics that later folklorists would do well to consider closelyThe book also contains Lévi Strauss's famous critiue of Morphology and the editorial matter is clear and impressive in its exposure of the French scholar's slightly slippery and evasive misrepresentations Propp's robust response is included in the book and it is revealing to read that alongside the unjustly injured tone of Lévi Strauss's 'Postscript' that followed

  7. Max Max says:

    Great book in terms of aggregating an inventory of common themes in fairy tales; however the analysis provided was disappointing and simplistic Perhaps at the time this was the only analysis of this type but with emergence of Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung writings on the same topics Propp's interpretations of the themes lack depth The concepts of archetypes hero's journey and psychological significance of symbols have evolved since the time of Propp's writings; this work is interesting as an example of the early and systematic research on the topic of fairy tales Main disappointments are with the way Propp interprets the symbolism of devouring and the role of the dragonserpent He simplifies the symbolism of devouring to death and rebirth of the hero but leaves it at that Campbell's and even Jordan Peterson's analysis of death and rebirth is much deeper compared to Propp'sAlso author's disdain for religion and dismissal of ancient rituals as superstition only weakens the entire work further To approach these subjects without recognizing deep significance of religious thought and practices and how they connect to the concept of story and journey is to miss the point

  8. Sian Sian says:

    Out of ten how much did I read okay maybe I was skimming by the end this whole thing only to realise after a frustrated google search that Propp's character types are in the volume before this???? Unfortunately for my brain it's a ten

  9. Karolien Karolien says:

    A very interestig book that has contributed a lot to the content of my thesis

  10. Cinzja Cinzja says:

    Un classico imperdibile

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