The educational textbook in an accessible form is given to the representation of such complex issues as the nature of myth and features of mythological mentality. The myth is considered in comparison with some of the genres of folklore (fairy tale, legend) and in connection with the pagan ritual. In the Appendix to the book includes works of the classics of Russian folklore and Ethnography (F.I. Buslaev, A. N. Afanasiev, A. N. Veselovskii, A. A. Potebnia, D. K. Zelenin, V. Ya. Propp, V. N. Toporov, etc.). The book is intended for high school students, who are interested in the problems of Philology, And may be used by them in their own creative work. The book will be interesting for teachers of literature.
Collection of articles in memory of Academician M. L. Gasparov
Monograph of Skorodumova L.G. is dedicated to the analysis of historical roots, continuity of traditions, feutures of the development of Mongols narrativ prose of XIX-XX centures, that is based on not only jriental poetics tradition, but also on the European literature. The autor shows the poetics of Mongolian literature, its components like genre, plot, style and artistic means by a lot of exampl of different works and materials.