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Alexander Afanasyev (1826–1871)

Forfatter af Russian Fairy Tales

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Image credit: Alexander N. Afanasjew. Wikimedia Commons.


Værker af Alexander Afanasyev

Russian Fairy Tales (2011) — Redaktør — 1,390 eksemplarer
Russian Fairy Tales (1992) — Redaktør — 226 eksemplarer
Erotic Tales of Old Russia (1966) 63 eksemplarer
The Frog Princess (1899) — Redaktør — 50 eksemplarer
Fenist the Falcon (1977) — Redaktør — 46 eksemplarer
Vassilisa the Beautiful (1976) 44 eksemplarer
Marya Morevna (1901) 34 eksemplarer
Vasilisa the Beautiful and Baba Yaga (2011) — Redaktør — 24 eksemplarer
Russian Fairy Tales : Volume 1 (1991) 21 eksemplarer
Russische verhalen (1965) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Russian Fairy Tales : Volume II (2002) 9 eksemplarer
Flying Ship: A Russian Folk-Tale (1996) 6 eksemplarer
Cuentos prohibidos rusos (2010) 6 eksemplarer
Russian Fairy Tales : Volume III (1984) 6 eksemplarer
Russian Fairy Tales 5 eksemplarer
Baba Yaga Fairy Tales (1986) 4 eksemplarer
Ogres et Ogresses (2006) 3 eksemplarer
Contes populaires russes (2010) 3 eksemplarer
Yaga the Witch and Other Stories (2007) 2 eksemplarer
Fiabe russe (1994) 2 eksemplarer
I sette Simeoni (1994) 2 eksemplarer
Nouveaux contes populaires russes (2003) 2 eksemplarer
Les contes populaires russes (2000) 2 eksemplarer
The Vampire and Other Stories (2008) 2 eksemplarer
Ivan Korovavich: The Son of a Cow (1982) 2 eksemplarer
Contes populaires russes : Tome 3 (2016) 2 eksemplarer
Contes du prince Ivan (1994) 2 eksemplarer
Myths and Legends of Russia (2009) 2 eksemplarer
P'tigars-P'tidoigt (2007) 2 eksemplarer
Contes du dragon (1995) 1 eksemplar
Ivan i el peix (1901) 1 eksemplar
Le bestie del bosco 1 eksemplar
Contes russes et ukrainiens (1999) 1 eksemplar
Baba Yaga la sorciere (2021) 1 eksemplar
L'oiseau de feu 1 eksemplar
The Flying Ship 1 eksemplar
Afanasjew 1 eksemplar
Lisa i zhuravl' 1 eksemplar
Russische Märchen (1990) 1 eksemplar
Марья Моревна (2009) 1 eksemplar
Царевна-лягушка (2012) 1 eksemplar
Skazki 1 eksemplar
ロシア好色昔話大全 (2006) 1 eksemplar
Fiabe sul potere 1 eksemplar
Zaveštani tetreb 1 eksemplar
Ruske narodne bajke 1 eksemplar
The Bawdy Peasant (1970) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Classic Fairy Tales [Norton Critical Edition] (1998) — Bidragyder — 988 eksemplarer
The Twelve Dancing Princesses, and Other Fairy Tales (1964) — Bidragyder — 143 eksemplarer
Classic Fairy Tales to Read Aloud (1996) — Bidragyder — 76 eksemplarer
The Fool and the Fish: A Tale from Russia (1753) — Originator — 51 eksemplarer
Ghosts and Spirits of Many Lands (1970) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
In their Shoes: Fairy Tales and Folktales (2016) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Der Russische Märchenschatz (2013) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer

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Pyatnitskoye Cemetery, Moscow, Russia
Boguchar, Voronezh Oblast, Russia
Moscow, Russia
Boguchar, Voronezh Oblast, Russia (birth)
Moscow University (Law)
Kort biografi
Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasyev was a Russian folklorist who recorded and published over 600 Russian folktales and fairytales. His first collection was published in eight volumes from 1855–67, earning him the reputation of a Russian counterpart to the Brothers Grimm.

Born in 1826 in Boguchar, in Voronezh Governate, he grew up in Bobrov. He was educated at the Voronezh gymnasium and from 1844-48 he studied law at the University of Moscow.

Afanasyev worked for thirteen years at the Moscow's Main Archive Directorate under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Empire. In 1862 he was fired from his position, eventually finding work as a secretary at the Moscow City Duma and at the Moscow Congress of Justices of the Peace.

He died in poverty in 1871, at the age of forty-five.

(source: Wikipedia)



Mistreated by his brother, who is a successful general but who refuses to recognize him as kin, a common soldier runs away and seeks shelter in the forest in this Russian folktale. The Tsar, meanwhile, becomes lost in this forest after chasing a stag, and the two meet up. The soldier, more wise to the ways of both forest and robbers, finds them shelter for the night and defends them both against a band of cutthroats. Eventually, when the two men are reunited in the capital, the soldier discovers that his erstwhile companion is the Tsar, and he is rewarded...

Although no credit is given on the cover of this picture-book from 1972, the colophon here lists this as tale #340 in Alexander Afanasyev's three-volume collection of Russian tales, and gives the further information that the story was translated by Richard Lourie. The tale itself is a fairly entertaining adventure story, one that is engaged both with a moral theme—although the soldier isn't depicted as being particularly virtuous here, he is certainly kind, in helping a stranger—and with the idea of luck. Events fall out the way they do, and fortunately the man the soldier helps is both a powerful Tsar and a person capable of gratitude, despite the soldier's sometimes rough treatment of him. I enjoyed Uri Shulevitz' illustrations here, which have a lovely palette, and a nice folk-art feeling to it. Recommended to young folklore lovers.
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AbigailAdams26 | 1 anden anmeldelse | Apr 9, 2022 |
These fairytales were…interesting to say the least. It was nice reading them and getting to know what a portion of the metaphorical landscape of Russian fairytales and folklore looks like. Some of them were weird, as what happens with most folklore of different countries. But they were definitely unique.
historybookreads | 8 andre anmeldelser | Jul 26, 2021 |



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Ivan Bilibin Illustrator
Cesare Colombi Illustrator
Maria Zurowska Translator
Giuseppe Pitrè Annotations
G. Legman Introduction
Leon Kotkofsky Illustrator
Bernard Isaacs Translator
Isabel Vicente Translator
Richard Lourie Translator
Uri Shulevitz Illustrator
Ronald Heuninck Illustrator
Jevgeni Petrow Contributor
Joeri Nagibin Contributor
Viktor Nekrasow Contributor
N. Obolonsky Translator
Boris A. Pilnjak Contributor
Joeri Tunjanow Contributor
W. Wielek-Berg Translator
Nikolai Zaroedin Contributor
Jeanne Liedmeier Translator
Nikolaj Gribatsjow Contributor
Boris Lawrenjow Contributor
Jan van der Eng Translator
Konstatin Fedin Contributor
Maxim Gorki Contributor
J. N. Hagg Translator
Maria Heemskerk Translator
Joeri Kazakow Contributor
E. B. Jas Translator
Ilja Ilf Contributor
J. Garrote Translator
Aleksandr Kurkin Illustrator
Deborah Mocellin Illustrations
Maria Tatar Introduction
Niroot Puttapipat Illustrator
Swetlana Geier Translator
Norbert Guterman Translator
Robert Chandler Translator
Johanna Marx Translator
Thera Giezen Translator
Irina Zheleznova Translator
Stefan Lindgren Translator
Svenolof Ehrén Illustrator
Helmuth Dehio Translator, Editor
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Miriam Elze Illustrator
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