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Крылов считал, что басня, как и всякое произведение искусства, должна быть проста и понятна: "А ларчик просто открывался!". Вот такими "ларчиками" с сокровищами народной мудрости и были его произведения. Многие выражения из написанных из 200 басен стали крылатыми, превратились в пословицы и поговорки. Пушкин считал, что басенному творчеству Крылова присуще "весёлое лукавст ...more
Hardcover, 271 pages
Published June 10th 1977 by Hyperion Pr (first published 1869)
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Een bloemlezing van de puntige, humoristische en soms vlijmscherpe fabels die Krylov op vrolijke en doeltreffende wijze op rijm heeft gezet.

Sommige zijn naar La Fontaine, maar de beste zijn Krylovs eigen creaties. Na lezing van deze bundel hoort Krylov wat mij betreft met Gogol tot de aardsvaders van de Russische humoristische literatuur.
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I read the fable about the swan, pike and crayfish in class. A nice poem with a lesson to boot, it encompasses that being able to an agreement in business is a highlight in all cultures, and that communication is the key. It rhymes really well in Russian and the translation is O.K but the flow and rhyme is lost, so I could not read it as fast. Thats why I am giving it a 4.
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Feb 15, 2015 Victoria Drob rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Julia, 7-years old: I liked talking about the morals with my mom. (It was fun talking about the morals.) Some of the morals were funny like the monkey and the glasses. The moral was that things have no value if you don't know how to use them.
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Для маленьких детей я понимаю. Они поучительные и многие про животных, и это их интересует. Для старших, совершенна не рекомендую, особенно когда ваша учительница заставляла их учить.
Jan 26, 2010 Vika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Volk i Zhuravl 3/5
Strekoza i Muravey 4/5
Vorona i Lisitsa 5/5
Volk i Yagnonok 4/5
Lev i Mysh 5/5
Oct 03, 2009 Sandy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book brings to American children, and adults, the first verse translations of 15 traditional fables. The animals in the fables are timeless in their wit and mischief.
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Ivan Andreyevich Krylov (Russian: Иван Андреевич Крылов) (February 13, 1769 – November 21, 1844) is Russia's best known fabulist. While many of his earlier fables were loosely based on Aesop's and La Fontaine's, later fables were original work, often satirizing the incompetent bureaucracy that was stifling social progress in his time.

Ivan Krylov was born in Moscow, but spent his early years i
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