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Embroidereed with Gold, Strung with Pearls: The Traditional Ballads of Bosnian Women

by Aida Vidan. Copyright © 2003

The Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature

This publication has won the Heldt Translation Prize awarded by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies, a branch of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS).

From Goethe's poetic interest in them in the eighteenth century, down to the work of scholars such as Milman Parry and Albert Lord in the twentieth, South Slavic traditional ballads have intrigued many by their beauty and eloquence. These songs are now made available to the English reader in this bilingual edition offering a selection of materials from Harvard University's Parry Collection.

The Center for Hellenic Studies also provided support for this book.

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Vafsi Folk Tales

by Dr. Donald L. Stilo

Dr. Stilo, presently at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, is forthcoming from Reichert Verlag, Wiesbaden. The volume was edited and provided with additional annotations on the folklore by Professor Ulrich Marzolph of the Enzyklop‰die des M‰rchens of the Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Gˆttingen. With generous financial support from the ILEX Foundation, it is now possible to prepare a digitally remastered audio compact disc to accompany this collection of Vafsi tales.

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