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Alexander Afanasyev (1826–1871)

Autor(a) de Russian Fairy Tales

129+ Works 2,394 Membros 37 Críticas 3 Favorited

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Image credit: Alexander N. Afanasjew. Wikimedia Commons.


Obras por Alexander Afanasyev

Russian Fairy Tales (2011) — Editor — 1,427 exemplares
Russian Fairy Tales (1992) — Editor — 233 exemplares
Erotic Tales of Old Russia (1966) 63 exemplares
The Frog Princess (1899) — Editor — 50 exemplares
Fenist the Falcon (1977) — Editor — 46 exemplares
Vassilisa the Beautiful (1976) 45 exemplares
Marya Morevna (1901) 33 exemplares
Vasilisa the Beautiful and Baba Yaga (2011) — Editor — 25 exemplares
Russian Fairy Tales : Volume 1 (1991) 22 exemplares
Russische verhalen (1965) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Russian Fairy Tales : Volume II (2002) 9 exemplares
Cuentos prohibidos rusos (2010) 6 exemplares
Russian Fairy Tales 5 exemplares
Baba Yaga Fairy Tales (1986) 4 exemplares
Ogres et Ogresses (2006) 3 exemplares
Contes populaires russes (2010) 3 exemplares
Les contes populaires russes (2000) 2 exemplares
Contes du prince Ivan (1994) 2 exemplares
Iwan - Johannes (1988) 2 exemplares
P'tigars-P'tidoigt (2007) 2 exemplares
I sette Simeoni (1994) 2 exemplares
Myths and Legends of Russia (2009) 2 exemplares
Baba Yaga la sorciere (2021) 2 exemplares
Fiabe russe (1994) 2 exemplares
The Vampire and Other Stories (2008) 2 exemplares
Russian Fairy Tales 2 exemplares
Ivan i el peix (1901) 1 exemplar
Марья Моревна (2009) 1 exemplar
Contes russes et ukrainiens (1999) 1 exemplar
Afanasjew 1 exemplar
Skazki 1 exemplar
The Flying Ship 1 exemplar
Lisa i zhuravl' 1 exemplar
Fiabe sul potere 1 exemplar
ロシア好色昔話大全 (2006) 1 exemplar
Zaveštani tetreb 1 exemplar
Contes du dragon (1995) 1 exemplar
L'oiseau de feu 1 exemplar
The Bawdy Peasant (1970) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Classic Fairy Tales [Norton Critical Edition] (1998) — Contribuidor — 1,008 exemplares
The Twelve Dancing Princesses, and Other Fairy Tales (1964) — Contribuidor — 143 exemplares
Classic Fairy Tales to Read Aloud (1996) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
The Fool and the Fish: A Tale from Russia (1753) — Originator — 52 exemplares
Ghosts and Spirits of Many Lands (1970) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
In their Shoes: Fairy Tales and Folktales (2016) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Der Russische Märchenschatz (2013) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Pyatnitskoye Cemetery, Moscow, Russia
Local de nascimento
Boguchar, Voronezh Oblast, Russia
Local de falecimento
Moscow, Russia
Locais de residência
Boguchar, Voronezh Oblast, Russia (birth)
Moscow University (Law)

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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)



archivomorero | Jun 28, 2022 |
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 outra crítica | 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 outras críticas | Jul 26, 2021 |



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