Monuments of Folklore of the Peoples of Siberia and the Far East. Volume 27. Yakut folktales

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Introductory articles by I. Yu. Smirnov, N. V. Emel'yanova, A. S. Larionova. Compilation and preparation of Yakut texts by V. V. Illarionov, Yu. N. D'yakonova, S. D. Mukhopleva, L. D. Nesterova. Translation of texts into Russian by A. A. Lilyukinoa, Yu. N. D'yakonova, S. D. Mukhopleva, L. D. Nesterova with the participation of N V. Pavlova. Musical scores by A. S. Larionova, L. G. Il'yina-Gol'dshtein. Commentaries, notes, dictionaries and glossaries by V. V. Illarionova, S. D. Mukhopleva. Preparation of compact disk by A. S. Larionova. - Novosibirsk: Nauka, 2008 - 462 pages.

The book contains 36 Yakut folktales selected from archival recordings, early publications and expedition materials from the end of the 20th century. Animal tales, fairy tales, and tales of everyday life appear in the volume.

The texts reflect dialectal features and individual pronunciation of the storytellers. Items taken from early publications are rendered in modern Yakut orthography. The volume contains the first publication of stories with inclusions of song. Appendices contain variants of two tales featured in the volume.

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