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Russian Fairy Tales

Author : Aleksandr Afanas'ev
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The most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English introduces readers to universal fairy-tale figures and to such uniquely Russian characters such as Koshchey the Deathless, Baba Yaga, the Swan Maiden, and the glorious Firebird. Beautifully illustrated, the more than 175 tales culled from a landmark multi-volume collection by the outstanding Russian ethnographer Aleksandr Afanas'ev reveal a rich, robust world of the imagination. Translated by Norbert Guterman Illustrated by Alexander Alexeieff With black-and-white illustrations throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Russian Fairy Tales

Author : William Ralston Shedden- Ralston
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In a certain country there lived an old couple who had a daughter called Marusia (Mary). In their village it was customary to celebrate the feast of St. Andrew the First-Called (November 30). The girls used to assemble in some cottage, bake pampushki, [19] and enjoy themselves for a whole week, or even longer. Well, the girls met together once when this festival arrived, and brewed and baked what was wanted. In the evening came the lads with the music, bringing liquor with them, and dancing and revelry commenced. All the girls danced well, but Marusia the best of all. After a while there came into the cottage such a fine fellow! Marry, come up! regular blood and milk, and smartly and richly dressed

Russian Fairy Tales

Author : Alexander Afanasyev
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In this most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English we meet both universal fairy-tale figures—thieves and heroes, kings and peasants, beautiful damsels and terrifying witches, enchanted children and crafty animals—and such uniquely Russian characters as Koshchey the Deathless, Baba Yaga, the Swan Maiden, and the glorious Firebird. The more than 175 tales culled from a centuries-old Russian storytelling tradition by the outstanding Russian ethnographer Aleksandr Afanas’ev reveal a rich, robust world of the imagination that will fascinate readers both young and old. With black-and-white drawings throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Russian Fairy Tales from the Skazki of Polevoi

Author : R. Nisbet Bain
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Russian Fairy Tales

Author : R. Nisbet Bain
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Russian Fairy Tales

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Russian Fairy Tales

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Dunno, Father Frost (fairy tale), Foolish Emilyan and the Talking Fish, Go I Know Not Whither and Fetch I Know Not What, Ivan the Fool (story), Ruslan and Ludmila, Skazka, The Armless Maiden, The Bold Knight, the Apples of Youth, and the Water of Life, The Death of Koschei the Deathless, The Feather of Finist the Falcon, The Firebird and Princess Vasilisa, The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, The Golden Slipper, The Hairy Man, The Language of the Birds, The Lute Player, The Magic Swan Geese, The Princess Who Never Smiled, The Scarlet Flower, The Tale of Peter and Fevronia, The Tale of the Dead Princess and the Seven Knights, The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish, The Tale of the Golden Cockerel, The Tale of the Priest and of His Workman Balda, The Tale of Tsar Saltan, The White Duck, The Wicked Sisters, The Wise Little Girl, The Witch (fairy tale), The Wonderful Birch, Three Fat Men, To Your Good Health , Tsarevitch Ivan, the Fire Bird and the Gray Wolf, Vasilisa the Beautiful, Vasilisa the Priest's Daughter, Yeruslan Lazarevich. Excerpt: Dunno, or Know-Nothing (Russian: , Neznayka; from the Russian phrase ,"" don't know) is a hero created by Soviet children's writer Nikolay Nosov. Dunno, recognized by his bright blue hat, canary-yellow trousers, orange shirt, and green tie, is the title character of Nosov's world-famous trilogy, The Adventures of Dunno and his Friends (1954), Dunno in Sun City (1958), and Dunno on the Moon (1966). There have been several movie adaptations of the books. His names were translated differently in various languages: in Albanian: , in Chinese: , in Arabic "," in Bengali as "Anari," in Latvian: , in Lithuanian: , in Ukrainian: , in Spanish: , in German: , in Czech: , in Slovak: , in Romanian: , in Hungarian: , in Hindi: and in Vietnamese: . The three fairy tale novels...

Russian Fairy Tales

Author : W. R. S. Ralston
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For fans of folklore and mythology, this comprehensive volume offers the best of both worlds: an astute introduction to and overview of the common themes and motifs in Russian fairy tales, plus an eclectic collection of charming and enchanting fables, stories, and vignettes.

The World of the Russian Fairy Tale

Author : Maria Kravchenko
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In the view of many folklorists the images, motifs and characters that occur in fairy tales the world over, have their origins in the earliest beliefs, customs and ways of life of the people who tell the tales. When sacred tales, laws and rites no longer have a living etiological purpose or relevance, they gradually evolve into what is known as the folk or fairy tale, told mainly to elicit wonder or delight. This book looks at the cultural background, history and mythology of the East Slavs with the aim of discovering the possible origins of certain elements in the Russian Fairy Tale, known as the Skazka. It examines the various types of hero or heroine that people it, their adventures and journeys to the Other World, and the fearsome beings such as the Baba-Yaga, the Zmei and Koshchei whom they meet either on the way to, or in the Other World. The study hopes to shed light on why Russian fairy tale personages act in certain ways, what they might be thought to represent and how they reflect some of the most ancient beliefs known to mankind, in particular, worship of the Mother Goddess, the Earth Goddess.

RUSSIAN FAIRY TALES FROM THE SKAZKI OF POLEVOI 24 Russian Fairy Tales

Author : Anon E. Mouse
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The existence of the Russian Skazki or Märchen (Stories, Folklore or Fairy Tales) was first made generally known to the British Public in about 1880 by William Ralston in his Russian Folk Tales. A year after the appearance of Ralston's book, the eminent Russian historian and archæologist, Peter Nikolaevich Polevoi selected, from the inexhaustible stores of Afanasiev, some three dozen of the Skazki (stories) most suitable for children, and worked them up into a fairy tale book which was published at St. Petersburg in 1874, under the title of Narodnuiya Russkiya Skazki (Popular Russian Stories). To manipulate these quaintly vigorous old world stories for nursery purposes was, no easy task, but, on the whole, M. Polevoi did his work excellently well, softening the crudities and smoothing out the occasional roughness, turning these charming stories into entirely readable stories for children. It is from the first Russian edition of M. Polevoi's book that the following selection of 24 Russian stories has been made. With the single exception of "Morozko," a variant of which may be familiar to those who know Mr. Ralston's volume. Some of the stories in this volume are: The Golden Mountain Morozko The Flying Ship The Story of the Tsarevich Ivan, and of The Harp that Harped Without A Harper The Story of Gore-Gorinskoe Go I Know Not Whither—Fetch I Know Not What Kuz’ma Skorobogaty The Tsarevna Loveliness-Inexhaustible Verlioka; and many more. As to the merits of these Skazki, they must be left to speak for themselves. So, we invite you to down this book of 24 unique Russian Fairy Tales and curl up in a comfy chair with a mug for of steaming hot chocolate and be whisked away to a country that is still as mysterious as it is large. 10% of the profit from the sale of this eBook will be donated to charities. ============ KEYWORDS/TAGS: Russian, Russia, Skazki, Folklore, fairy tales, myths, legends, folk tales, story, children’s stories, bedtime, fables, culture, cultural, golden mountain, morozko, flying ship, muzhichek, big as your thumb, moustaches, seven versts, long, tsarevich ivan, harp gore gorinskoe, go, fetch, kuz’ma, Kuzma, skorobogaty, tsarevna, loveliness, inexhaustible, verlioka, frog, tsarevna, two sons, ivan, soldier, woman, accuser, Thomas, berennikov, white duck, little fool, little feather, fenist, bright falcon, peasant, demyan, enchanted, ring, brave, labourer, sage, damsel, prophetic, dream, two out, knapsack, marko the rich, vasily the luckless, R, Nisbet Bain, C. M. Gere

Baba Yaga

Author : Sibelan Forrester
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Baba Yaga is an ambiguous and fascinating figure. She appears in traditional Russian folktales as a monstrous and hungry cannibal, or as a canny inquisitor of the adolescent hero or heroine of the tale. In new translations and with an introduction by Sibelan Forrester, Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the East in Russian Fairy Tales is a selection of tales that draws from the famous collection of Aleksandr Afanas'ev, but also includes some tales from the lesser-known nineteenth-century collection of Ivan Khudiakov. This new collection includes beloved classics such as "Vasilisa the Beautiful" and "The Frog Princess," as well as a version of the tale that is the basis for the ballet "The Firebird." The preface and introduction place these tales in their traditional context with reference to Baba Yaga's continuing presence in today's culture--the witch appears iconically on tennis shoes, tee shirts, even tattoos. The stories are enriched with many wonderful illustrations of Baba Yaga, some old (traditional "lubok" woodcuts), some classical (the marvelous images from Victor Vasnetsov or Ivan Bilibin), and some quite recent or solicited specifically for this collection

Russian Fairy Folk Tales

Author : Alexander Afanasyev
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"Russian Fairy Folk Tales" by Alexander Afanasyev is the most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English. Narodnyye russkiye skazki ("Russian Popular Fairy Tales"), compiled by Aleksandr Afanas'ev (Alexander Afanasyev) between 1855 and 1864 and including over 600 tales introduces readers to universal fairy-tale figures and to such uniquely Russian characters such as Koshchey the Deathless, Baba Yaga, the Swan Maiden, and the glorious Firebird. Narodnyye russkiye legendy ("Russian Popular Legends") was banned by the government censor until 1914, and Lyubimyye Skazki ("Beloved Fairy Tales") collection, which included children's stories satirizing landowners and members of the clergy, was originally published anonymously in Geneva. Aleksandr Nikolayevich Afanas'ev (also Alexander Afanasyev) born 1826, Boguchar, Voronezh province [now in Russia]-died 1871, historian and scholar of Russian folklore known for his compilation of Russian folktales are the part of the World Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Heritage.

The Russian Fairy Tale

Author : Thomas Garza
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"The Russian Fairy Tale" introduces readers to selected tales from the Russian/Slavic tradition and to methods of examining and critiquing them. The material examines fairy tales from their folk origins to their literary and filmic versions, and provides contextual ties to Western presentations of fairy tales such as the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Disney. The selected stories are grouped by specific methods of analyzing them including: Structural Approaches; Psychological Approaches; Feminist Approaches; and Socio-political Approaches. As they use the text students will be exposed to some of the great masters of Russian literature, such as Aleksandr Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol, and Leo Tolstoy. They will also be introduced to wonderful stories like "The Tale of the Golden Cockerel" and "The Tale of Ivan the Fool and His Two Brothers." "The Russian Fairy Tale" can be used in courses on Russian literature, fairy tales, folklore, and children's literature. Thomas J. Garza earned his Ed.D. at Harvard University. Dr. Garza is University Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies and the Director of the Texas Language Center at the University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches courses on Russian language and culture, including a popular course on the Russian fairy tale. He has received numerous teaching awards including the President's Associates Award, the Harry Ransom Teaching Award, and the Regent's Outstanding Teacher Award. Dr. Garza was inducted into the University Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2003.

How to Survive a Russian Fairy Tale

Author : Nicholas Kotar
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From the author who bravely faced down a seven-headed, fire-breathing, riddle-speaking dragon... and got eaten for his pains. The realm of Russian fairy tales is perilous. You might think you know who’s friend, who’s foe. But you’d be wrong. Wolves might be friends. Old grandmothers might be cannibals. And the idiot might be the wisest man in the room. So say you find yourself at the waystone, a boundary between the real world and the world of story. Every road you take from the waystone leads to danger and the potential of great rewards. But you could end up being eaten, chopped into little pieces, or even turned into a goat. This book is a short guide for your survival. At the end, you’ll find the fountain of youth, riches unimaginable, the man or woman of your dreams…and maybe something even more lasting. But getting there is the real pleasure. Buy this book today to enter the weird and wonderful world of Russian fairy tales.

Russian Legends Folk Tales and Fairy Tales

Author : Lidii͡a Ivanovna Iovleva
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"Legends, folk tales and fairy tales all had a profound impact on Russian painting of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The Russian artists who dealt with these subjects chose sometimes to paint large canvases in which the greatness and grandeur of the Russian countryside fuses with the magical world of the imagination. The paintings of Viktor Vasnetsov, Nikolai Roerikh, and Mikhail Vrubel, the illustrations of Ivan Bilibin and Elena Polenova, and the works of Vasily Kandinsky register most impressively the worlds of fantasy and the imagination." "This book presents more than 90 illustrations of these fascinating works, while the essays shed interesting light on how these stories contributed to and influenced the visual arts. The book also contains summaries of the fairy tales depicted in these paintings, whereby the reader is given an overview of the major Russian folk tales."--BOOK JACKET.

The Firebird and Other Russian Fairy Tales

Author : Boris Zvorykin
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Retells four Russian folk tales: The Firebird, Vassilissa the Fair, Maria Morevna, and The Snow Maiden.

The Fire bird

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Politicizing Magic

Author : Marina Balina
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A compendium of folkloric, literary, and critical texts that show how the Russian fairy tale acquired political and historical meanings during the Soviet era We were born to make fairy tales come true. As one of Stalinism's more memorable slogans, this one suggests that the fairy tale figured in Soviet culture as far more than a category of children's literature. How much more-and how cannily Russian fairy tales reflect and interpret Soviet culture, especially in its utopian ambitions-becomes clear for the first time in Politicizing Magic, a compendium of folkloric, literary, and critical texts that demonstrate the degree to which ancient fairy-tale fantasies acquired political and historical meanings during the catastrophic twentieth century. Introducing Western readers to the most representative texts of Russian folkloric and literary tales, this book documents a rich exploration of this colorful genre through all periods of Soviet literary production (1920-1985) by authors with varied political and aesthetic allegiances. Here are traditional Russian folkloric tales and transformations of these tales that, adopting the didacticism of Soviet ideology, proved significant for the official discourse of Socialist Realism. Here, too, are narratives produced during the same era that use the fairy-tale paradigm as a deconstructive device aimed at the very underpinnings of the Soviet system. The editors' introductory essays acquaint readers with the fairy-tale paradigm and the permutations it underwent within the utopian dream of Soviet culture, deftly placing each-from traditional folklore to fairy tales of Socialist Realism, to real-life events recast as fairy tales for ironic effect-in its literary, historical, and political context.

Vasilisa the Beautiful

Author : Irina Zheleznova
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CONTENTSVasilisa the BeautifulTsarevich Ivan and Grey WolfThe two IvansFenist the FalconSister Alyonushka and Brother IvanushkaChestnut-GreyFather FrostGo I Know Not Where, Fetch I Know Not WhatLittle Girl and the Swan-GeeseThe Silver Saucer and the Rosy-Cheeked AppleEmelya and the PikeThe Frog TsarevnaWee Little HavroshechkaMarya Morevna the Lovely TsarevnaIvan - Young of Years, Old of WisdomThe Seven Simeons - Seven Brave Workingmen

Russian Fairy Tales Volume 1

Author : W. R. S. Ralston
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Russian Fairy Tales Volume 1 By W. R. S. Ralston In our days the folk-tale, instead of being left to the careless guardianship of youth and ignorance, is sedulously tended and held in high honor by the ripest of scholars. Their views with regard to its origin may differ widely. But whether it be considered in one of its phases as a distorted "nature-myth," or in another as a demoralized apologue or parable--whether it be regarded at one time as a relic of primeval wisdom, or at another as a blurred transcript of a page of mediæval history