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Fairy Tales of the Russians and Other Slavs

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  3 reviews
What Critics Say: "I have only praise for their choice of stories, and for their organization." D. L. Ashliman, author of Folk and Fairy Tales: A Handbook, and a leading authority on the subject. "Fairy Tales of the Russians and Other Slavs reminds us that the stories that inform our ideologies are old, insightful, and significant. It is the kind of book that anyone intere ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published November 11th 2009 by Forest Tsar Press
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Kate Wolford
Jun 10, 2013 Kate Wolford rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any fairy tale fan
A tour de force for lovers of fairy tales. For those of us in the West, tales from Russia and other Eastern European countries have not been as abundantly available as we might wish. The Pilkingtons remedy this with a far-reaching, well-organized collection sure to tempt any folklore lover. There are even stories of the undead!

In addition, there is an excellent glossary, a fine bibliography that will be truly useful to those who want to know more, and an excellent introduction about Slavs.

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Rachel
My professor and his wife wrote this and it is wonderful! Great fairy tales from Russia and other countries. Interesting to see similarites and differences between these and the more familiar Grimms. Worth the read :-)
Jeremiah
good stories 4 the whole family. how could you not like a story about a Baba Yaga living in a house built on chicken legs.
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