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Title:
The Sun Maiden and the crescent moon : Siberian folk tales
Author:
Riordan, James, 1936-2012.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Interlink Books, 1991.

©1989
Physical Description:
x, 205 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
My dear Little Deer (Nenets) -- Akanidi the bright sunbeam (Saami) -- How happiness came (Saami) -- The raven and the owl (Eskimo) -- How the Chukchi people became friends (Chukchi) -- The Sun Maiden and the Crescent Moon (Ket) -- Kotura, lord of the winds (Nenets) -- Aioga (Nanai) -- Brave Azmun (Nivkh) -- Why hares have long ears (Mansi) -- The boy and tiger (Ulchi) -- The cuckoo (Nenets) -- How Anga fetched a serpent's skin and a bear's fur (Nanai) -- The Silver Maid (Saami) -- The girl and the moon man (Chukchi) -- Mergen and his friends (Nanai) -- Coot and the fox (Itelmen) -- Father of sickness (Nganasan) -- Who is strongest (Nanai) -- Choleree (Even) -- The little whale (Chukchi) -- Bold Yatto and his sister Tayune (Nenets) -- Aipanana and Etuvgi (Eskimo) -- The eight brothers (Chukchi) -- Ankakumikaityn the nomad wolf (Kerek) -- Net-Pos-Hu the archer (Khanty) -- Greedy Mogus and the orphans (Yakut) -- Little Oonyani (Evenk) -- The water sprite (Tofalar) -- Why the sun forsook the Tundra (Koryak) -- Mayaki (Udegei) -- How the sun was rescued (Eskimo) -- The Clayman and the golden-antlered elk (Saami) -- Ememcoot and the forest maiden (Itelmen) -- Two brothers (Dolgan) -- The one-eyed man and the woman-vixen (Aleutian) -- Mistress of fire (Selkup) -- The two suns (Udegei) -- Wife for a walrus, lord of the sea (Nivkh) -- Tynagirgin and Gitgilin (Chikchi) -- Niraidak (Evenk) -- Man-bear (Yukagir) -- Daughter of the moon, son of the sun (Saami)
ISBN:
9780940793668

9780940793651
Format :
Book

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Summary

Rich in cultural significance, each title in this bestselling series includes a collection of 20 to 30 tales together with an introduction and a historical overview that give the reader compelling insights into the culture, the folk literature, and the lives of the people in the region.


Summary

Rich in cultural significance, each title in this bestselling series includes a collection of 20 to 30 tales together with an introduction and a historical overview that give the reader compelling insights into the culture, the folk literature, and the lives of the people in the region. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


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Library Journal Review

Another collection of folk tales from Interlink. The two collections of Siberian folktales in Books in Print are both scholarly and expensive. In his new collection, Riordan provides an extensive ethnographic introduction, a glossary, and a (half-Russian) bibliography but little discussion of the specific tales included and no data on their collection. The tales themselves are polished without being too ``literary.'' There are familiar types (e.g., hero and etiological tales) and themes (e.g., condemnation of human foolishness, greed, and selfishness). Most striking, though, are the qualities that bring these stories to the border of myth: the vividness of the spirit world, pervasive animism, and interaction with divine beings. The extreme physical setting, especially the frozen tundra, adds to the exotic and memorable atmosphere of the book. Even without the high current interest in the USSR and its peoples, this collection is a fascinating cultural resource.-- Patricia Dooley, Univ. of Washington Lib. Sch., Seattle (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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