Fairy Tales in Russia
Gusev, V. A
Petrova, E. N
. Palace Editions . St. Petersburg ,
NC985.G68 2001 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Wow! This is an impressive undertaking. Some fourteen authors and compilers contribute, along with nine narrators of folktales and a host of artists. The 411 pages here present a raft of stories. Among them are scattered references to The Wolf and the Fox (44-45); The Axe Soup (86); and FS (122). Then there is a whole section given to fables (341-56). This section begins with a beautiful semi-silhouette of Ivan Krylov by Narbut and declares Fables in Russian literature are synonymous with the name of Ivan Krylov (343). Among the principal illustrators of Krylov mentioned are Orlovsky, Chernyshev, Bohm, Serov, and Narbut. Beautiful illustrations from Narbut, Orlovsky, Serov, and Bohm make this section delightful. Biographies of Artists (399-409) is a valuable source of information on these people. Be careful in reading this book to distinguish page numbers from illustration numbers.