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Baba Yaga Laid an Egg – Dubravka Ugresic

Posted on July 25th, 2010 by in Fiction

Dubravka Ugresic’s Baba Yaga Laid an Egg is an extraordinary meditation on femininity, ageing, identity, secrets, storytelling and love.

Through the voices of three contemporary women, Dubravka Ugresic retells the myth of Baba Yaga one of the most famous stories in Russian and Eastern European mythology. Baba Yaga is a witch-like character who flies around on a giant mortar, kidnapping (and presumably eating) small children. She lives in a house on chicken feet. She is generally a terrifying figure, portrayed not only in literature but also film, animation and music throughout Russian culture. – Requesting prices

Baba Yaga, repulsive hag, gatekeeper to a parallel world, half-woman, eater of children, is a frequent character in many folkloric traditions. There’s no better writer to take her on than the brilliantly relentless, sly Dubravka Ugresic — a writer who bites. A writer who doesn’t have any warm-and-fuzzy side, other than the fact that the targets of her sharp teeth are always more than deserving, and maybe her shrewd sense of humor, although you’d never want to be on the wrong side of that kind of wit.

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