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The Baba Yaga

CONTEXT/BACKGROUND:The interlocutor (MT) is a friend of the interviewer’s (INT). She took a class on Russian literature at her university and learned about the Baba Yaga through her professor’s telling of the legend as well as through conducting her own research. DESCRIPTION: (told over text)(MT): “So the Baba Yaga is kinda a mixed figure in… Continue Reading »

The Tale of Salmon Boy

Main Piece: The way that I heard it— so I heard different versions of it over time, like all my teachers told me slightly different stories. Um one of the field trips we went on in elementary school was going to the salmon hatchery which is the place where you hatch salmon…as I’m sure you… Continue Reading »

Ethiopian Tale – Wardit the Mule

Main Piece  My informant told me the story of a beautiful mule named Wardit. Wardit was on her way to drink water from the river, when she met an admirer, a horse, on the way. The horse confesses his love for Wardit, and asks about her parentage. Wardit looked confused, and asked the horse why… Continue Reading »