Russian Magic Tales from Pushkin to Platonov

ISBN-10: 0141442239

ISBN-13: 9780141442235

Edition: 2012

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'She turned into a frog, into a lizard, into all kinds of other reptiles and then into a spindle'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. In his introduction to these new translations, Robert Chandler writes about the primitive magic inherent in these tales and the taboos around them, while in the afterword, Sibelan Forrester discusses the witch Baba Yaga. This edition also includes an appendix, bibliography and notes. Translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth ChandlerWith Sibelan Forrester, Anna Gunin and Olga Meerson
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited
Publication date: 6/25/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

Robert Chandlerhas translated Sappho, Apollinaire, and Pushkin.

Elizabeth Chandler has written picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, and young adult romances (including the popular Kissed By an Angel trilogy) under a variety of names. Her real name is Mary Claire Helldorfer. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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