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Kurjan

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Kurjan

Kurjan, literally a sand curlew, tells the story of a woman who is seized by a dream in which her husband visits her bedroom. Her mother-in-law dispels the woman's illusions by rhetorically confirming her son's absence. The woman looks to the mythic figure of the kurjan for comfort and asks it to convey her messages to her beloved through greetings written on various parts of the bird's body.