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Russian Magic Tales from Pushkin to Platonov (Penguin Classics)

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For fans of fairy tales and the literary supernatural: a unique collection of Russian short stories from the last 200 years
 
In these folk tales, young women go on long and perilous quests, wicked stepmothers turn children into geese, and tsars ask dangerous riddles, with help or hindrance from magical dolls, cannibal witches, talking skulls, stolen wives, and brothers disguised as wise birds. Some of the stories here were collected by folklorists during the last two centuries, while the others are reworkings of oral tales by four of the greatest writers in Russian literature: Nadezhda Teffi, Pavel Bazhov, Andrey Platonov, and Alexander Pushkin, author of Eugene Onegin, the classic Russian novel in verse. Among the many classic stories included here are the tales of Baba Yaga, Vasilisa the Beautiful, Father Frost, and the Frog Princess.

Synopsis:

For fans of fairy tales and the literary supernatural: a unique collection of Russian short stories from the last 200 years
 
In these folk tales, young women go on long and perilous quests, wicked stepmothers turn children into geese, and tsars ask dangerous riddles, with help or hindrance from magical dolls, cannibal witches, talking skulls, stolen wives, and brothers disguised as wise birds. Some of the stories here were collected by folklorists during the last two centuries, while the others are reworkings of oral tales by four of the greatest writers in Russian literature: Nadezhda Teffi, Pavel Bazhov, Andrey Platonov, and Alexander Pushkin, author of Eugene Onegin, the classic Russian novel in verse. Among the many classic stories included here are the tales of Baba Yaga, Vasilisa the Beautiful, Father Frost, and the Frog Princess.

Synopsis:

This original anthology of short stories covers two centuries of Russian literary tradition, from the early nineteenth century to the collapse of the Soviet Union and beyond, and includes not only well-known classics but also modern masterpieces—many of them previously censored.

  • First time in Penguin Classics
  • Features an introduction to the history of the Russian short story, prefaces to the individual writers, chronology, explanatory notes, and suggestions for further reading

About the Author

Robert Chandler is an award-winning poet and translator from Russian, French, and Greek, and the editor of Penguin Classics’ Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida. He lives in the U.K.

Sibelan Forrester is a professor of Russian at Swarthmore College. She lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141442235
Author:
Chandler, Robert
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Author:
Meerson, Olga
Author:
Gunin, Anna
Author:
Chandler, Elizabeth
Author:
Forrester, Sibelan
Author:
Various
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Classics
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20130625
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.81 x 5.21 x 1.16 in 0.79 lb
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » General
Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » International
Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Russian Literature
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Leftist Studies
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling

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Product details 448 pages Penguin Books - English 9780141442235 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
For fans of fairy tales and the literary supernatural: a unique collection of Russian short stories from the last 200 years
 
In these folk tales, young women go on long and perilous quests, wicked stepmothers turn children into geese, and tsars ask dangerous riddles, with help or hindrance from magical dolls, cannibal witches, talking skulls, stolen wives, and brothers disguised as wise birds. Some of the stories here were collected by folklorists during the last two centuries, while the others are reworkings of oral tales by four of the greatest writers in Russian literature: Nadezhda Teffi, Pavel Bazhov, Andrey Platonov, and Alexander Pushkin, author of Eugene Onegin, the classic Russian novel in verse. Among the many classic stories included here are the tales of Baba Yaga, Vasilisa the Beautiful, Father Frost, and the Frog Princess.

"Synopsis" by ,

This original anthology of short stories covers two centuries of Russian literary tradition, from the early nineteenth century to the collapse of the Soviet Union and beyond, and includes not only well-known classics but also modern masterpieces—many of them previously censored.

  • First time in Penguin Classics
  • Features an introduction to the history of the Russian short story, prefaces to the individual writers, chronology, explanatory notes, and suggestions for further reading

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