Re: [sig] Looking for So. Cal SCA, need opinions on new book
- Su Ralston wrote:
>Being a totally unrepentant book-buyer, I was browsing through a used bookIt's probably the best collection of Russian literature of the time
>store over the weekend and came across "Medieval Russia's Epic, Chronicles, and Tales" edited by serge A Zenkovsky (ISBN 0-525-47363-7).
>My question is this - before I start reading this and thinking what is
>written is accurate, has anyone else read this book, and what did you think?
period, although I know that some scholars are not entirely happy with
Zenkovsky's translations. Few challenges are made to assumed
authorship--more information has been unearthed since the complilation
that would contradict some of Zenkovsky's claims. The book is
definitely worth reading for a decent sampling of the texts available,
though. For serious study, I'd recommend reading some of the more
recent papers related to the selections.
Hope you enjoy it!
- The Epics Chronicles and Tales book is very nice. I
have it...It was used for the Russian Civilization
courses at the University of Chicago, where I went. It
has a nice introduction section. The rest is collected
period works. The translations are pretty good, I am
told. Though I am partial to the Nabokov translation
of the Igor tale...
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- In a message dated 11/30/2003 9:07:37 PM Pacific Standard Time,
Being a totally unrepentant book-buyer, I was browsing through a used book
store over the weekend and came across "Medieval Russia's Epic, Chronicles,
and Tales" edited by serge A Zenkovsky (ISBN 0-525-47363-7).
My question is this - before I start reading this and thinking what is
written is accurate, has anyone else read this book, and what did you think?
Thanks in advance,
Su of the Silver Horn, Caid
Su Ralston, Fullerton, CA
I have this, Mistress Su, and it is a good book. One of these days I might
even try memorizing some of it for Pentathlon.
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