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A Latvian storyteller : the repertoire of Jānis Plavnieks

Author: Inta Gale Carpenter
Publisher: New York : Arno Press, 1980.
Series: Folklore of the world (New York.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Biographies
Named Person: Jānis Plavnieks; Jānis Plavnieks
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Inta Gale Carpenter
ISBN: 0405133065 9780405133060
OCLC Number: 6420544
Notes: Texts translated from Latvian.
Originally presented as the author's thesis (M.A.), Indiana University.
Includes indexes.
Description: ii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. Brief cultural history of Latvia to 1945 --
II. Latvian folksond and folktle research --
III. The informant and the storytelling --
IV. The texts --
Autobiographical Narratives --
1886-1937: Childhood, youth, early independent years --
1918-1944: From prosperity to destruction --
1870-1930: Life at Igauni --
1944-1949: Escape from Latvia to Germany --
1949-1973: Experiences in America --
Personal history stories --
Repentant mail carrier --
Turkish-Russian wars --
Baldone --
Ventspile-Ribinski railroad --
Kronbergs --
Grundmanis --
The Jew and the miller --
Conflicts with the German noblemen --
Tētis defens Lenin --
Rainis and Ulmanis --
Ulmanis and his drunken supporter --
Vītolins̆ family --
Vecplos̆i --
"I don't know" --
Nu, Nu, Nu --
Mārtins̆ Priede --
Irbe --
Punka and the German soldiers --
June 14, 1941 --
Hot dogs and beans --
Tales, anecdote, jokes --
The hedgehog and the mole --
The devil and the farmer --
How God fooled the devil --
The devil gets blamed --
Devil and rabbit --
How potatoes were brought to Europe --
How the horse became a slave to man --
The elk --
How the wheat kernel came to be at the top --
Kīselbrat --
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner --
Fattening up the cabbage --
The housewife lays the foundation --
The long day --
The student's deception --
"Paut ar ir?" --
The fox and the sour grapes --
The zoo --
The boy and the pebble --
The water is better now --
The Lutheran and the Catholic --
The Jew and his horse --
The funeral --
Dog and wolf --
Two billygoats --
The thief's hat --
The dispute --
The fox and the milk pitcher --
Wolf: "God made me gray" --
Hats off --
Three children in two years --
Another bagel --
"I still had one" --
The driver --
Finding the right place --
The lord's wager --
Kristaps --
The old waman and welfare --
Puzzles, riddles, verses --
Sphinx riddle --
A bird's egg --
Human foot --
Court sentence --
Vidzeme and Kurzeme --
One hundred geese --
Goat, wolf, and cabbage --
Kegs of beer --
Horses and oats --
Wild pigs --
Fire and smoke --
Fathers and sons --
Shooting the foxes with one bullet --
Five squares --
Two triangles --
Crossover matchsticks --
Lion and wolf and bear --
Songs --
Thoughts on suicide --
The lost son --
In the morning --
Two drinking songs --
Huga's song --
The seasons.
Series Title: Folklore of the world (New York.
Responsibility: Inta Gale Carpenter.

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