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Published by Coward, McCann & Geoghegan in New York .
Written in English



  • Russia.


  • Tales -- Russia.,
  • Folklore -- Russia.

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Retells four folktales which originated with the people of the Steppes in Central Asia.

Edition Notes

Statementby Cynthia Jameson ; illustrated by Christopher J. Spollen.
ContributionsSpollen, Christopher J.
LC ClassificationsPZ8.1.J3 Tal
The Physical Object
Pagination63 p. :
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4939071M
ISBN 100698203305, 0698305833
LC Control Number76366337

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Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month Captain of the Steppe (Tales from the Last Days Book 0) and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle.3/5(1). Kazakhstan I would say these were definitely "retold" as opposed to just translated. The language and presentation seemed very modern. The downside of this is that you don't get so much of the old oral tradition feel (compare with Yes and No Stories: A Book of Georgian Folk Tales). I liked the tales themselves - very funny and clever/5. As a bonus, there is a sampling of Turkmenian riddles and one-liners, and, finally, the ultimate in tall tales, composed of one hundred successive lies. Mirra Ginsburg has provided a helpful introduction, but no anthropological background is necessary to appreciate these happy celebrations of wit and cunning. Pub Date: Nov. 1st, The Steppe and Other Stories is a collection that reveals Anton Chekhov's evolution from a novice writer to a master of short narrative form. This Penguin Classics edition is translated by Ronald Wilks with an introduction by Donald Rayfield/5.

Cleverness raises the poor (people) and lowly (animals) to a par with the rich and mighty in this collection of nineteen tales adapted from Kazakh originals. Some are variations of the very familiar (The Brave Little Tailor, Puss in Boots, the Mouse Princess, etc.); others are supernatural success stories or incidents of judging between contesting claims; a few tell how and why. The Archer from the Steppe On my travels through Vyn I had a lot of interesting encounters, some of them with more, some of them with less, of a pleasant ending. I met beings who could change their face like a woman does her clothing. The kaha bird: tales from the steppes of central Asia. [Mirra Ginsburg; Richard Cuffari] -- "Nineteen tales are chosen from twelve cultures of Central Asia, and each tale stands on its own as a fascinating example of imaginative folklore." All the old thrill of swashbuckling and rip roaring tales from the age of pulp fiction. Four volumes by Lamb set in the Cossack lands of the southern Russian Steppes. Not all in order but you take what you can get from inter-library loan when you get them. Other three came next day but was already into this volume of the collected tales/5.