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Short Folk Songs. Rare provincial edition.

Short Folk Songs. Rare provincial edition.

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[Short Folk Songs]. Chastushki. 

Book design by S. Kulakov.

Vologda, Oblastnoe izdatelstvo, 1952.
32mo, 247 pp.

In publisher’s light brown cloth.
In good condition, light overall wear.

Rare provincial edition. One of 15 000 copies printed.

This is a collection of chastushki, traditional Russian humorous folk songs characterized by a high beat frequency and consisting of four-line couplets filled with humor, satire, or irony. 
For this book, chastushki were gathered during a linguistic expedition in the Vologda region. Interestingly, it includes not only traditional pre-revolution songs but also new Soviet ones, featuring themes about kolkhoz, WWII, Lenin, Stalin, and more.

We couldn’t find any copy in OCLC.

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