Russian Magic Tales from Pushkin to Platonov

Russian Magic Tales from Pushkin to Platonov

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Author: Chandler, Robert
ISBN: 9780141442235
Publisher: Penguin
Year First Published: 2013
Pages: 496
Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 29mm
Format: Paperback / softback

A unique and enchanting collection of Russian folk tales collected over the last two centuries

In these tales, young women go on long and difficult 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. Half the tales here are true oral tales, collected by folklorists during the last two centuries, while the others are reworkings of oral tales by four great Russian writers- Alexander Pushkin, Nadezhda Teffi, Pavel Bazhov and Andrey Platonov.

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