Baba Yaga : the ambiguous mother and witch of the Russian folktale / Andreas Johns.

Title
Baba Yaga : the ambiguous mother and witch of the Russian folktale / Andreas Johns.
Author
Johns, Andreas, 1964-
Publication
New York : Peter Lang, c2004.

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Description
vi, 356 p.; 23 cm.
Series Statement
International folkloristics, 1528-6533 ; v. 3
Uniform Title
International folkloristics v. 3.
Genre/Form
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-352) and indexes.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Contents
1. Interpreting Baba Yaga 8 -- Earliest Documentation and Literary Adaptations 12 -- Mythological Approaches 16 -- Baba Yaga and Ritual 21 -- Structuralist Studies 31 -- Psychological Approaches 34 -- Marxist Approaches 38 -- A Descriptive Approach 39 -- 2. The Witch at Home and Abroad 44 -- Baba Yaga and Folk Belief 53 -- Baba Yaga's Sisters and Cousins 61 -- 3. Baba Yaga and Children 85 -- Baba Yaga, the Boy, and the Oven 85 -- The Boy and His Brothers at Baba Yaga's House 108 -- Baba Yaga and the Kind and the Unkind Girls 110 -- Other Tales with Girl Heroines 131 -- Baba Yaga in Other Genres of Children's Folklore 134 -- 4. The Hut on Chicken Legs 140 -- The Quest for the Firebird, the Water and Apples of Youth, and the Tsar Maiden 140 -- The Hero Searches for His Lost Wife 147 -- Episodic, Humorous, and Anomalous Appearances 153 -- Baba Yaga's Specific Features as a Donor 154 -- 5. The Ambiguous Baba Yaga 169 -- The Dragon Mother 169 -- The Three Underground Kingdoms 176 -- Baba Yaga as a Warrior 179 -- Baba Yaga Gouges Out Men's Eyes 182 -- Baba Yaga Turns Men to Stone 184 -- Baba Yaga Sucks a Maiden's Breasts 187 -- The Hero Rescues His Sister and Brothers 189 -- Herding Baba Yaga's Mares 190 -- The Hero Deceived and Sent on Deadly Errands 193 -- A Tale Derived from Folk Epic and Two Anomalous Tales 197 -- The Hero Searches for His Lost Wife 198 -- Running from the Ogre 200 -- A Woman Searches for Her Lost Husband 207 -- The Wedding in Folktale and Traditional Life 216 -- The Supernatural Spouse 220 -- 6. The Evil Witch 227 -- Baba Yaga as a False Mother 227 -- Baba Yaga as Polyphemus, Competitor, and Evil Advisor 228 -- Baba Yaga as Koshchei's Partner 229 -- The Heroine Comes into Conflict with Her Brother 234 -- Baba Yaga as Usurper 235 -- The Maiden without Hands and the Marvelous Children 243 -- Humorous, Satirical, and Anomalous Tales 249 -- The Villain Baba Yaga in a Folk Epic Song 252.
ISBN
0820467693 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN
^^2003044743
OCLC
51879041
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library