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Encyclopedia > Narodnye russkie skazki
Illustration by Ivan Bilibin to "Vasilissa the Beautiful"
Illustration by Ivan Bilibin to "Vasilissa the Beautiful"

Narodnye russkie skazki, or Russian Fairy Tales, is a collection of Russian fairy tales, collected by Alexander Afanasyev and published by him between 1855 and 1863. His work was explicitly modeled after the Brothers Grimm's work, Grimm's Fairy Tales. Image File history File links Ivan Bilibin (1876-1942). ... Image File history File links Ivan Bilibin (1876-1942). ... Ivan Ya. ... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasyev (11 July 1826 — 23 October 1871) was a Russian folklorist best known for his pioneering study and publication of Russian folktales. ... Wilhelm (left) and Jacob Grimm (right) from an 1855 painting by Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann The Brothers Grimm (Brüder Grimm, in their own words, not Gebrüder - for there were five surviving brothers, among them Ludwig Emil Grimm, the painter) were Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Hessian professors who were best... Grimms Kinder- und Hausmärchen - Erster Theil (1812) Cover Art The world famous collection of German (and French) fairy tales Kinder- und Hausmärchen (KHM; English: Childrens and Household Tales), commonly known as Grimms Fairy Tales, was published by Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm and Wilhelm Karl Grimm...


While it has long been noted that many fairy tales contain no fairies, this collection contains none. Some translators have therefore tried to refer to them as "wonder tales" or other, more accurate terms, but the usual terminology has prevailed, despite its inaccuracy. It has been suggested that Trooping fairies be merged into this article or section. ...


Vladimir Propp drew heavily on this collection for his analyses in his Morphology of the Folktale. Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp (St Petersburg, April 29, 1895 – Leningrad August 22, 1970) was a Russian structuralist scholar who analysed the basic plot components of Russian folk tales to identify their simplest irreducible narrative elements. ...


Fairy tales

Some of the tales included in these volumes:


 
 

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