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Na rozstajnych drogach, około północy
At the Crossroads, Around Midnight

Border Experiences in East Slavic and Polish Flk Songs

Author(s): Piotr Braszak
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Eastern Slavic Languages
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: border experiences; traditional folk songs: East Slavic; Belarusian; Lemko, Polish; Russian; Ukrainian; memory; tradition; border
Summary/Abstract: This publication is devoted to border experiences in East Slavic and Polish folk songs. The introduction presents the specific nature of the subject matter and outlines the basic definitions and problems faced by researchers of folk songs. At the beginning of the analytical part of the work, the research material is described, then presented in a comparative form, with quotations from source texts and comments based on academic studies. The conclusion emphasises the importance of several images that have been preserved in the functional memory of traditional communities, and that have emerged as a result of analysing the material collected. Further research perspectives on the issues raised are also suggested. The book closes with an appendix with the translation of the quoted East Slavic works into Polish and a bibliography.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-232-3943-7
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-232-3942-0
  • Page Count: 126
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Polish