Morphology of the folktale / by V. Propp; translated by Laurence Scott [and] with an introduction by Svatava Pirkova-Jakobson.

Propp, V. I︠A︡. (Vladimir I︠A︡kovlevich), 1895-1970 [Browse]
Uniform title
Second edition, revised and edited with a preface by Louis A. Wagner [and a] new introduction by Alan Dundes.
  • Austin: University of Texas Press, 2015.
  • ©1968
xxvi, 158 pages; 24 cm.


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Editor of second edition
Writer of introduction to the second edition
  • Publications of the American Folklore Society. Bibliographical and special series ; v. 9. [More in this series]
  • Publication ... of the Indiana University Research Center in Anthropology, Folklore, and Linguistics ; 10. [More in this series]
  • Publications of the American Folklore Society. Bibliographical and special series ; v. 9
Summary note
Vladimir Propp was born in Petersburg, April 29, 1895. In 1932 he was called to a position at the University of Leningrad and went on to make major contributions to Russian folklore studies, comparative mythology, and the classification of folklore genres. His international fame is closely tied to the contributions he made to the structural analysis of folklore in Morphology of the Folktale. -- from back cover.
"Published for the American Folklore Society and the Indiana University Research Center for Language Sciences."
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
Language note
Translation of Morfologii︠a︡ skazki.
On the history of the problem -- The method and material -- The functions of dramatis personae -- Assimilations : cases of the double morphological meaning of a single function -- Some other elements of the tale -- The distribution of functions among dramatis personae -- Ways in which new characters are introduced into the course of action -- On the attributes of dramatis personae and their significance -- The tale as a whole.
  • 0292783760 ((pbk.))
  • 9780292783768 ((pbk.))
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