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The Frogs Who Begged for a Tsar: (and 61 other Russian fables) (Paperback)

The Frogs Who Begged for a Tsar: (and 61 other Russian fables) By Ivan Krylov, Lydia Razran Stone (Translator) Cover Image
By Ivan Krylov, Lydia Razran Stone (Translator)
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The fables of Ivan Krylov are rich fonts of Russian cultural wisdom and experience - reading and understanding them is vital to grasping the Russian worldview.

This edition of 62 of Krylov's tales presents them side-by-side in English and Russian. The wonderfully lyrical translations by Lydia Razran Stone are accompanied by original, whimsical color illustrations by Katya Korobkina.

Krylov's fables represent a combination of satire, rational moralizing, and details of Russian rural and provincial life, with an admixture of lyricism and references to historical events and figures. As a source of phrases and aphorisms that have entered the Russian language, Krylov's influence upon his native tongue is roughly analogous to that of Shakespeare upon English.

This BILINGUAL, colorfully illustrated edition is an ideal gift for language learners, adoptees and Russophiles of all ages.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781880100554
ISBN-10: 188010055X
Publisher: Russian Life Books
Publication Date: November 1st, 2010
Pages: 146
Language: English