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Russische Volkssprookjes

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De vuurvogel en Wassillissa, de tsarendochter; De dieremelk; De kater en de vos; en andere klassieke Russische volkssprookjes.
Paperback, Prisma-boeken no. 1792, 192 pages
Published 1980 by Het Spectrum (first published 1863)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Народные русские сказки = Russian Fairy Tales = Russian Folk Tales, Alexander Afanasyev
عنوانها: قصه های شیرین پریان؛ عروسک سخنگو؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و پنجم سپتامبر سال 1998 میلادی
عنوان: عروسک سخنگو؛ نویسنده: الکساندر آفانیسیف؛ مترجم: علی سلامی؛ تهران، نشر دانش آموز، 1376، در120 ص؛ شابک: 9645671558؛ چاپ دوم: نوای مدرسف، 1391، شابک: 9789642874668؛ موضوع: داستانهای کودک و نوجوان از نویسندگان روسی قرن 19 م
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oh carlyn what key
seriously there is nothing more weird and bewildering and beautiful than russian fairy tales. first of all the titles are incredible. "if you don't like it, don't listen" is a classic example. the way they end is my favorite part. often the story is clipped short by: "i was there, i drank mead with the king and it got in my beard but did not spill into my mouth." or other such brilliance. and baba yaga and her chicken-leg hut? don't even get me started.
Serena W. Sorrell
Hmm. Well. I liked half of the stories? But they got very samey after a while. And boy oh boy, are the names Ivan and Vasilisa ever popular.

All the Baba Yagas and creepy wooden dolls were the best. Also that gray wolf was a chill guy~ and why aren't women freaking out about falcons flying into their rooms and turning into beautiful men, or is this just something that happens in Russia?
Jan 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i am a sucker for fairy tales in general, but this collection gives me insight into gogol's imaginative workings... absurdities, odd, cruel, dry humor... and excellent illustrations to boot...
Jul 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
The synopsis for this particular edition is, for some reason, in English instead of in Dutch - the reason I mention this is because the Dutch edition only includes 50 fairytales, and not the 200 promised in the English synopsis.

Russia has always interested me greatly, but I personally haven't gotten around reading any of the great classics just yet. I grew up with Russian folk songs (especially when a certain Belgian guy by the name of Helmut Lotti decided to record them as well), my mom loves R
*Jinglemarco - Маркуша - Мишутка (Nursery rhymes enthusiast)*
Dopo mesi di ricerche ho scoperto (credo che sia così) che la fiaba Masha e l'Orso non è stata trascritta da Afanasyev', bensì da Mikhail Bulatov. Questo dettaglio rende la presente raccolta vagamente mendace ai miei occhi, in quanto è come se fosse composta da due diversi libri, uno della sola fiaba a cui la copertina è dedicata e l'altro una collezione non completa e tradotta in modo un pò impreciso dell'autore che viene considerato il Grimm russo. Alla luce di queste riflessioni non sono più ...more
Jan 03, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: russia
This is a vast compendium of folk tales (no fairies, really, in Russian folklore)... but they seem often to be the same story with various character configurations, having a hard time 'feeling' the subject matter. Think this is going to be more of a reference book than a 'read'. Think I'd enjoy a more realized version of the stories--like in individual picture books.

As I go along, I find it's more engaging. I've found a better tempo, slower rather than faster.

Leggere fiabe è sempre bello, ma a parte un paio che già conoscevo le altre hanno tutte un corrispettivo occidentale, quindi non ho trovato una grande innovazione. Lettura piacevole, ma non molto illuminante.
Feb 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
This is a collection Russian Fairy Tales. There is love, death, and betrayal, as with all good tales.

The narrative is detailed, vivid, often emotional, and evocative.

Characters are sometimes emotional, caring, and humorous.

Overall, a fun read.
Dnf 102/189 stories.
Irene Lazlo
(Ups, me olvidé de escribir una reseña antes).

He disfrutado mucho leyendo estos cuentos tradicionales rusos. Me ha gustado establecer relaciones entre los cuentos de Rusia y los cuentos de hadas centroeuropeos de Andersen y los hermanos Grimm, tienen elementos en común como el hecho de que las cosas ocurran de tres en tres, los príncipes y princesas y los animales que hablan entre otras muchas cosas. Pero lo mejor ha sido ver los elementos que tienen en común los cuentos rusos entre sí: los pers
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wish there were more of them...
Diana Laura
Recuerdo que en mi infancia vi algunas adaptaciones de cuentos rusos y esos dibujos se me hacían hermosos y ahora como quería leer algo distinto y no soy de leer cuentos le di la oportunidad a este libro que recopila las historias mas populares de dicho lugar.
No se como sentirme al respecto porque muchas de estas historias no se las leería a mis hijos en dado caso que los tenga esto basado en mi propia manera de ser claro esta, pero en general hay historias buenas y otras que pasaron sin pena y
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This collection of tales was written, or rather, recorded by renowned Russian folklorist Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasyev in the mid-19th century. The book contains some of the best-known Russian folktales, including: Vasilisa the Beautiful; The Feather of Finist the Falcon; The Frog-Tsarevna; and Tsarevich Ivan, the Firebird and the Grey Wolf.

Of all the characters I came across in this volume, and there are a few who feature in more than one tale, I was particularly taken by Baba Yaga.

Baba Yaga
Apr 19, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fairy-tales, russia
This collection is a bit of a mixed bag. The illustrations alone - full page, full color - make this book worth owning (although I wish I'd gotten the hardcover) and it's fascinating to see the Russian versions of some classic folk tales. Plus there's an intriguing underlayer in some of the stories, where the women have full control over when and whom they choose to marry ("consent" is a sadly unusual word for fairy tales), and where a woman is the one to ride off to battle, leaving her husband ...more
Sep 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Afanasjev spese l'intera sua vita raccogliendo le antiche fiabe che si faceva raccontare dalle anziane bocche di tutta la Russia. La collezione che è pervenuta sino a noi è sterminata: ma non è tanto la quantità delle fiabe ad impressionare, quanto la loro straordinaria capacità di evocare nel lettore una Russia d'altri tempi, ricostruita tramite l'immaginario popolare folcloristico del tempo.
Potenti e sinistre baba yaghe, bellissime principesse, sagge fanciulle, intrepidi contadini, principi do
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
An excellent starting point for anyone interested in fairy tales from non-western cultures; the differences between these and Grimm's are plainly apparent, but they're still familiar enough to be approachable without much need of explanation or introduction. There's a pretty broad mix of theme, and nearly all are appropriate for young children. I first ran across this book in a teacher's yard sale, and it's been a fast favourite ever since. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Sep 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mi Infancia
Jun 21, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
man the Russians are depressing!
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mine, fairy-tales
Russian folk tales, like most other fairy and folk tales were an oral tradition. The interesting thing re: Russian fairy tales is that they were first recorded and published in English, in England.

This is the 4th(?) compilation of folk/fairy tales I've read. There are similarities across cultures in their fairy tales - most are associated with the stories of the Grimm brothers, as they are the most widely known: talking stoves, witches, talking animals (who all promise to help the human if thei
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful collection of Russian fairy tales, recounted in traditional style and adorned with evocative black and white illustrations. The narratives in this collection are almost entirely fairy tales, meaning that they mostly have to do with magic and fantasy, albeit in Russian style: travel to magical kingdoms to fight dragons, the rescue of princesses, colloquies with talking fish and impossible tasks set by Baba Yaga.

Women often suffer at the hands of men in these stories, particularly the w
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, illustrated
I thought it would be a good idea to get an illustated copy of the most popular classic russian folk tales, that I knew by heart when I was a kid and have already completely forgotten about by now. Turns out, russian folk tales are at least the same amount of disturbing as the Grimm's one, if not a bit more.

I have to admit, I still love them. These are the stories that I grew up with and the magic in them is somehow very different to the one in the western ones... Also, I love the fact that the
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-estrellas
Cuentos no tan de hadas en algunos casos sino mas bien con toques un poco oscuros. Ya empezando con el clásico había tres hermanos y/o hermanas y donde el mas joven resulta ser siempre el que logra todo y se queda con todo. En el caso de ellos es el mas valiente etc, y en el caso de ellas la mas bonita etc, (me pregunto porque siempre es el mas chico/a y no el de en medio o el mayor para variar, pero en fin), los animales tienen un rol importante y una intensa participación en algunos cuentos ya ...more
Michael Haase
Dec 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though this is an extremely short edition of Afanasyev's fairy tale collection, neither containing some of his most famous fables, like "Ilya Muromets and the Dragon" or "The Wise Girl", nor depicting Bilibin's later works, this book is still a valuable possession, simply for what it is. It includes 7 abridged fables beside several stunning illustrations.

The fables I detest wholeheartedly, but they're useful for learning Russian, and no one can deny the beauty of Bilibin's artwork.
Melissa Mikush
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read this book from beginning to end, and may I suggest post-it notes so that you can mark your favorites? Otherwise, they all start to blend together. Many of the same themes and motifs found in other fairy tales: good v. evil, princess turns into an animal, trickery, etc. My favorite saying I hadn't read before? " I was there, I drank mead with the king and it got in my beard but did not spill into my mouth." An extensive collection of Russian fairy tales.
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5- ahh, nothing like a bunch of good fairy tales! Lots of Ivans and princesses and Baba Yaga.
Oct 29, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A true compendium of Russian fairy tales, I just wish there was more context provided.
Gayathiri Rajendran
This is my first time reading Russian Fairytales and the stories were quite good. The illustrations of the book were excellent but after a point of the time all the stories started sounding the same. A good one time read for beginners.
Renée Poffley
Dec 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fairy-tales, russian

This Russian imagining of “Little Brother and Little Sister” by Aleksandr Afanas’ev, a renowned Russian ethnographer, has simultaneously more well-rounded characters and less connection between minor characters. It contains the fairy tale motif of three, a sorceress, an enchanted baby goat kid, a king, a bizarre drowning, and a happy ending.

It begins with siblings who have recently been orphaned by their parents, who happened to be king and queen. In spite of this fact, they are alone and wander

Gijs Grob
Selectie uit de door Afanasjev verzamelde en opgetekende Russische volkssprookjes. Deze onderscheiden zich van de West-Europese volkssprookjes door typische regelmatig terugkerende figuren: de heks Baba Jaga, die in een hut op kippenpoten woont, dat 'verkeerd staat', zich voortbeweegt in een vijzel en die soms een of meer dochters heeft, en Kosjtsei de onsterfelijke, wiens dood zich op een schier onvindbare plaats bevindt. Gek genoeg zien de sprookjesvertellers er geen been in om deze twee vaste ...more
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Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasyev (Russian: Александр Николаевич Афанасьев) was a Russian folklorist who recorded and published over 600 Russian folktales and fairytales, by far the largest folktale collection by any one man in the world. His first collection was published in eight volumes from 1855–67, earning him the reputation of a Russian counterpart to the Brothers Grim
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