THE FOLKLORE BASIS OF LILA ARSOVA'S ARTISTIC TALE
This article explores the link between folk and artistic tales. First, we make reference to the folklore and folk tales, their features, themes and motifs, characters rather be specified features of the folk tale. Therefore, a comparative analysis of those folklore elements is made in the stories of Lila Arsova from her book „Prikazni kraj vodeničkite kamenja“ ("Stories near the millstones"). As a conclusion it follows that the art literature, analyzed through the tales of Lila Arsova, is written under the influence of the folk story and contains it’s most important elements: themes, motives, characters and features.
Key words: folk tale, artistic tale, Lila Arsova.