Russian Folktales from the Collection of A. Afanasyev: A Dual-Language Book. Dover Publications, 2022. Paperback, 240 pages.
This dual-language edition features new translations of folk tales selected from the authoritative three-volume collection by Alexander Afanasyev (1826-1871). Afanasyev recorded hundreds of folk tales, the first compilations of which were published between 1855 and 1867 and featured such characteristically Russian figures as Vasilisa, Baba Yaga, Ivan Tsarevich, and the Firebird.
The Tales: The Little Hen; The FLy's Tower; The Golden Fish; The Cockerel and the Hand-Mill, Right and Wrong; Baba Yaga; Prince Danila-Govorila; The Little White Duck; Fenist the Falcon; The Sea King and Vasilisa Primudraya; The Tale of Ivan Tsarevich, The Firebird, and the Gray Wolf; The Bogatyrs; Bogatyr Ivan and the Cow's Son; Ilya Murometz and Robber Nightingale; Ivanko Medvedko; Ivanushka-Durachyok; The Hunter and His Wife; The Prankster.
These timeless tales will captivate readers of all ages. Left-hand pages feature the original Russian text; right-hand pages contain the new English translation by Sergey Levchin, who also provides an informative introduction.