The Complete Folktales of A. N. Afanas'ev: Volume I (Hardback)Jack V. Haney (editor)
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Up to now, there has been no complete English-language version of the Russian folktales of Afanas'ev. This translation is based on L. G. Barag and N. V. Novikov's edition (Moscow: Nauka, 1984-1986), widely regarded as the authoritative edition. The present edition includes commentaries to each tale as well as its international classification number.
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Number of pages: 511
Weight: 1016 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 35 mm
"The Afanas'ev collection of folktales is an essential source for the study of Russian culture and literature, and having a good translation of the complete collection will be a wonderful asset. Afanas'ev has had tremendous influence on Russian writers and on their (and our) general understanding of what Russian culture means, and he has impacted writers generation after generation. This is THE collection of Russian folktales."
--Sibelan Forrester, professor of Russian at Swarthmore College and translator of Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the East in Russian Fairy Tales, published by University Press of Mississippi
"From the time they first appeared, Afanas'ev's tales have fired the imaginations of Russians of various classes and have exerted a profound influence on literature, art, and music. The appearance of all of Afanas'ev's folktales in English is an event of tremendous significance that will be welcomed by all lovers of folklore wishing to become more closely acquainted with the extraordinary inventiveness of the Russian people."
--Linda J. Ivantis, Slavic and East European Journal
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