Songs of the Serbian People From the Collection of Vuk Karadzic

ISBN-10: 0822956098
ISBN-13: 9780822956099
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Description: In the early nineteenth century, Vuk Karadzic, a Serb scholar and linguist, collected and eventually published transcriptions of the traditional oral poetry of the South Slavs.nbsp; It was a monumental and unprecedented undertaking.nbsp; Karadzic  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 4/17/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 0.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

In the early nineteenth century, Vuk Karadzic, a Serb scholar and linguist, collected and eventually published transcriptions of the traditional oral poetry of the South Slavs.nbsp; It was a monumental and unprecedented undertaking.nbsp; Karadzic gathered and heard performances of the rich songs of Balkan peasants, outlaws, and professional singers and their rebel heroes.nbsp; His four volumes constitute the classic anthology of Balkan oral poetry, treasured for nearly two centuries by readers of all literatures, and influential to such literary giants as Goethe, Merimee, Pushkin, Mickiewicz, and Sir Walter Scott. This edition of the songs offers the most complete and authoritative translations ever assembled in English.nbsp; Holton and Mihailovich, leading scholars of Slavic literature, have preserved here the unique meter and rhythm at the heart of Serbian oral poetry, as well as the idiom of the original singers.nbsp; Extensive notes and comments aid the reader in understanding the poems, the history they record and the oral tradition that lies beneath them, the singers and their audience. The songs contain seven cycles, identified here in sections titled: Songs Before History, Before Kosovo, the Battle of Kosovo, Marko Karadzic, Under the Turks, Songs of the Outlaws, and Songs of the Serbian Insurrection.nbsp; The editors have selected the best known and most representative songs from each of the cycles.nbsp; A complete biography is also provided.

Pronunciation Guide
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Vila Builds a Town
The Shepherd Who Was Devoured
The Sun and the Moon Woo a Maiden
The Wedding of the Shining Moon
The Tsar and the Girl
Jovan and the Leader of the Giants
The Brothers and Their Sister
God Leaves No Debt Unpaid
The Wedding of Tsar Dusan
Uros and the Mrljavcevices
The Building of Skadar
The Wedding of King Vukasin
The Wedding of Prince Lazar
The Building of Ravanica
Banovic Strahinja
Fragments of Various Kosovo Songs
Tsar Lazar and Tsaritsa Milica
The Fall of the Serbian Empire
The Death of the Mother of the Jugovices
The Kosovo Maiden
Marko Kraljevic Recognizes His Father's Saber
Prince Marko's Plowing
Marko Drinks Wine at Ramadan
A Maiden Outwits Marko
Marko Kraljevic and Alil Aga
Marko Kraljevic and Mina of Kostur
Marko Kraljevic and the Twelve Arabs
Marko Kraljevic and Musa the Robber
Marko Kraljevic and the Vila
The Death of Marko Kraljevic
Radul Bey and the Bulgarian King Sisman
The Death of Duke Prijezda
Porca of Avala and Vuk, the Fiery Dragon
The Division of the Jaksices
The Wife of Hasan Aga
Janko Jurisic
Predrag and Nenad
Old Novak and Knez Bogosav
The Captivity of Stojan Jankovic
The Wedding of Ljubovic's Sister
The Death of Ivo of Senji
Old Vujadin
The Beginning of the Revolt Against the Dahijas
The Battle on Misar
Selected Bibliography

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