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Russian Tales and Legends

3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  16 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
From a land of dark forests, wide rivers, and endless plains come heroic tales of the legendary Russian heroes and traditional tales of every kind. You can read about great banquets, strange journeys, mighty battles, mountains of gold, and the Water of Life and Death. Here are stories of princes and princesses, of merchants, boyars, cossacks, angels, robbers, and minstrels ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 26th 1990 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1978)
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Angie Lisle
Nov 26, 2011 Angie Lisle rated it did not like it
I know this is historical folklore and women have had few rights until recently - especially not in Eastern Europe. This book was published before the 60's and it has a fairly steady stream of misogyny that could be removed without doing damage to the stories. I had a difficult time getting past references trying to justify domestic abuse.
Aryn
May 17, 2015 Aryn added it
Some stories were awesome! Women heroes! And some were clearly post christianity and distinctly european. By the end, it seems the moral is: women are just the worst
Mina Soare
Beautiful and inspiring - stories tell a lot about the personality of the people
Richard
Sep 02, 2010 Richard rated it it was ok
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Very interesting and I recommend it. I got it as a toss-off from a local library.
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