Shortened text of the section. Full text in ukrainian version.
. Research. Text. Comment. – K.: Naukova Dumka, 2002. – 400 p.
The work was performed under the direction of Mykola Kotlyar and with his great authorial participation; I will refer to it as GVL-K for short.
The view of Mykola Kotlyar is presented in the introductory article [GVL-K, p. 29 – 59]:
We believe that this source mostly consists of separate stories, combined by later compilers and edited by later editors of the monument. Unsuccessful attempts to regroup the material and connect the stories, futile changes caused by attempts to introduce a chronological sequence into all known copies, significantly changed the original appearance of these stories. In addition, their text is torn by numerous insertions, which must also be attributed to later editorial work [GVL-K, p. 33].