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  • Tales From Russian Folklore
    Author: Alexander Afanasyev
    Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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Description

Towards the middle of the nineteenth century, following the example of the Brothers Grimm in Germany, Alexander Afanasyev embarked on the ambitious task of sifting through the huge repository of tales from Russian folklore and selecting the very best from written and oral sources.

The result, an eight-volume collection comprising around 600 stories, is one of the most influential and enduringly popular books in Russian literature.

This large selection (120 tales) from Afanasyev’s work, presented in a new translation by Stephen Pimenoff, will give English readers the opportunity to discover one of the founding texts of the European folkloristic tradition.

Displaying a vast array of unforgettable characters, such as the Baba-Yaga, Ivan the Fool, Vasilisa the Fair and the Firebird, these tales, by turns adventurous, comical and downright madcap, will enchant readers for their raw beauty and constant ability to surprise and excite.

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Cat. No.
4829768
EAN
9781847498373
ISBN
9781847498373