Nonficionado Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Book News | May 11, 2015

    Chris Hedges: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Chris Hedges



    Describe your latest book. Wages of Rebellion looks at the nature of rebellion, those who do it, why they do it, and the price they pay for being a... Continue »
    1. $18.89 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Wages of Rebellion

      Chris Hedges 9781568589664

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.98
Sale Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Literature- A to Z

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Baba Yaga Laid an Egg

by

Baba Yaga Laid an Egg Cover

ISBN13: 9780802145208
ISBN10: 0802145205
Condition:
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $7.98!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Synopsis:

According to Slavic myth, Baba Yaga is a witch who lives in a house built on chicken legs and kidnaps small children. In Baba Yaga Laid an Egg, internationally acclaimed writer Dubravka Ugresic takes the timeless legend and spins it into a fresh and distinctly modern tale of femininity, aging, identity, and love.

With barbed wisdom and razor-sharp wit, Ugresic weaves together the stories of four women in contemporary Eastern Europe: a writer who grants her dying mothers final wish by traveling to her hometown in Bulgaria, an elderly woman who wakes up every day hoping to die, a buxom blonde hospital worker whos given up on love, and a serial widow who harbors a secret talent for writing. Through the womens fears and desires, and their struggles against invisibility, Ugresic presents a brilliantly postmodern retelling of an ancient myth that is infused with humanity and the joy of storytelling.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 2 comments:

gretchen slack, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by gretchen slack)
A compelling retelling of a myth through the lives of several women. Baba Yaga is, above all, a myth of women, daughters, wives, sisters; Baba Yaga, while not in the center stage as a powerful and famous woman, is characterized as an element of women, not to be pushed to the background and dismissed as a mythical entity with no grounding in the modern world. An interesting read, especially for those with a soft spot for mythologies.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
Katherine Stevens, July 14, 2011 (view all comments by Katherine Stevens)
It is impossible to come out of this book without knowing significantly more about Baba Yaga...yet mystification is inevitable. A strange triple whammy of interconnected (sort of) sections, the first two presumably forming the novel that the third section is commenting on, though the commenter in the third section is a character in the first (and never mentions it)! Borges would have given an appreciative finger wave at this multi-layered "book" and its messing about with not just the myth(s) of Baba Yaga but with both how myth is written about and reimagined. Note: the best part of the book is the middle section, the story of three old women who go to a spa and what happens to them there.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
View all 2 comments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802145208
Author:
Ugresic, Dubravka
Publisher:
Grove Press
Translator:
Elias-Bursac, Ellen
Author:
Elias-Bursac, Ellen
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in

Other books you might like

  1. Cat's Cradle Used Mass Market $5.50
  2. Dangerous Space New Trade Paper $17.25
  3. A Clockwork Orange (Norton Paperback...
    Used Trade Paper $7.95
  4. Last Call Used Mass Market $4.95
  5. Girls Fall Down New Mass Market $21.50
  6. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
    Sale Trade Paper $6.98

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Baba Yaga Laid an Egg Sale Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.98 In Stock
Product details 336 pages Grove Press - English 9780802145208 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
According to Slavic myth, Baba Yaga is a witch who lives in a house built on chicken legs and kidnaps small children. In Baba Yaga Laid an Egg, internationally acclaimed writer Dubravka Ugresic takes the timeless legend and spins it into a fresh and distinctly modern tale of femininity, aging, identity, and love.

With barbed wisdom and razor-sharp wit, Ugresic weaves together the stories of four women in contemporary Eastern Europe: a writer who grants her dying mothers final wish by traveling to her hometown in Bulgaria, an elderly woman who wakes up every day hoping to die, a buxom blonde hospital worker whos given up on love, and a serial widow who harbors a secret talent for writing. Through the womens fears and desires, and their struggles against invisibility, Ugresic presents a brilliantly postmodern retelling of an ancient myth that is infused with humanity and the joy of storytelling.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.