Saltykov, Mikhail Evgrafovich
. Greenwood Press . Westport, Conn. ,
PG3361.S3 F3 1976 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Twenty-two highly political fables published at various times in Saltykov's life (1826-89). Though talky and longish, they are witty and often devastating. Some verge on Juvenal's satires. The translator's helpful introduction gives the social and political Sitz im Leben. The Carp Who Was an Idealist seems typical. The Very Wise Minnow speaks well of life as risk.