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Gyvenimas, atiduotas tautosakai
The Life Devoted to Folklore

Author(s): Leonardas Sauka
Subject(s): Cultural history, Customs / Folklore, Historical Linguistics, Lithuanian Literature, Baltic Languages, Phraseology
Published by: Lietuvių literatūros ir tautosakos institutas
Keywords: Kazys Grigas; Folkloristic activities; Lithuanian Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases; Lithuanian folklore historiography;

Summary/Abstract: The article contains a brief review of spheres of folkloristic activities by professor Kazys Grigas. His most outstanding achievements, however, belong to the field of paremiology: thanks to his own ceaseless attempts and under his guidance, over 200 000 proverbs and proverbial phrases were systematized, and publication of the fundamental edition of “Lithuanian Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases” launched (vol. 1, 2000). K. Grigas was the author of significant works in comparative paremiology, including books like “Lithuanian Proverbs” (1976) and “Parallels of Proverbs” (1987), and also numerous studies and problem articles. He published and examined other small forms of folklore as well, including riddles, onomatopoeias, tong-twisters, jokes, etc. K. Grigas also significantly contributed to the Lithuanian folklore historiography, conducting research into the 19th century, especially the works by S. Daukantas. K. Grigas was an active folklore collector, a devoted teacher of the young folklorists and researchers, editor of various folklore publications, etc. His merits in Lithuanian folklore research and popularization are truly magnificent.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 30
  • Page Range: 16-22
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Lithuanian