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Kljuka or about impotence, legends and antithesis

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Rudan, Evelina. (2011). Kljuka or about impotence, legends and antithesis. Narodna umjetnost: hrvatski časopis za etnologiju i folkloristiku, 48(1). pp. 129-145. ISSN 0547-2504

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Abstract

Legends with kljuka as their theme (kljuka being the impossibility of having sexual relations, largely in marriage) noted down in the first decade of this century in Istria, are analysed in this article. Along with brief indications of the historical and geographical dissemination of this theme in written and oral sources, the distributive data on legends (protagonists, material and verbal magical components of carrying out those procedures) are analysed, followed by the structure of the legend texts in which a powerful antithetical mechanism is revealed as an important formative principle.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: kljuka, legend, impotence, love and hate, antithesis, Istria
Subjects: Ethnology and cultural anthropology
Slavic languages and literatures
Departments: Department of Croatian Language and Literature
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2012 13:59
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2012 13:59
URI: http://darhiv.ffzg.unizg.hr/id/eprint/1954

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