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Russian Fairytales & Fables (Illustrated Edition) - Over 125 Stories: Picture Tales for Children Old Peter's Russian Tales & Muscovite Folk Tales - cover

Russian Fairytales & Fables (Illustrated Edition) - Over 125 Stories: Picture Tales for Children Old Peter's Russian Tales & Muscovite Folk Tales

Valery Carrick, W. R. S. Ralston, Nisbat Bain, Arthur Ransome

Translator Edmund Dulac, Robert Reynolds Steele

Publisher: Musaicum Books

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Russian Fairytales & Fables (Illustrated Edition) is a rich tapestry of mythical narratives that combine the depth of Russian folklore with enchanting visual artistry. This collection showcases a diverse blend of literary styles, ranging from the poetic to the allegorical, and draws its strength from the thorough reinterpretation of traditional Slavic motifs. The anthology is significant for its inclusion of both well-known and obscure tales, which together offer a comprehensive glimpse into the historical and mythological consciousness of Russia. The illustrations accompanying each story serve not only as visual aids but as integral elements that enhance the storytelling and highlight the nuances of each fable. In exploring themes ranging from heroism and morality to hardship and triumph, this collection stands out for its ability to weave complex cultural threads into accessible and engaging narratives. The editors and translators of Russian Fairytales & Fables, including notable figures like Valery Carrick, W.R.S. Ralston, Nisbat Bain, and Arthur Ransome, bring a diverse array of backgrounds to the anthology, each contributing a unique lens through which these tales can be appreciated. Their collective efforts resonate with 19th and early 20th-century movements in folklore preservation and literary romanticism, capturing the spirit and cultural richness of Russian storytelling traditions. This period saw a heightened interest in national identity and heritage, with folklore emerging as a crucial element in the narrative of nation-building. By presenting these tales, the editors collectively underscore the universal themes of human experience mirrored in Russian folklore while contextualizing them within their specific historical and social milieus. Russian Fairytales & Fables is an indispensable volume for anyone interested in folklore, literature, and the arts. Readers are afforded a rare opportunity to delve into a world where every tale is a reflection of life's complexities as seen through the prism of Russian culture. This edition not only serves as a gateway to the rich tapestry of Russian moral and cultural values but also encourages an intellectual dialogue between the past and present. The collaboration between different scholars in compiling and translating this collection guarantees a multidimensional reading experience that is as educational as it is entertaining.
Available since: 08/07/2017.
Print length: 990 pages.

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