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Alexander Afanasyev - Author

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Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasyev was a Russian Slavist and ethnographer who published nearly 600 Russian fairy and folk tales, one of the largest collections of folklore in the world.

 

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Tales from Russian Folklore

Tales from Russian Folklore

Author: Alexander Afanasyev Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2020

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 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.

Russian Fairy Tales

Russian Fairy Tales

Author: Alexander Afanasyev Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/06/2013

The Tale of Tsarevich Ivan, the Firebird, and the Grey Wolf

The Tale of Tsarevich Ivan, the Firebird, and the Grey Wolf

Author: Alexander Afanasyev Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2013

Vasilisa the Beautiful and Baba Yaga

Vasilisa the Beautiful and Baba Yaga

Author: Alexander Afanasyev Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/03/2012

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