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Pogodin, Radi (1925–93)

in The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

Second edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199689828
Published online November 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191769504
Pogodin, Radi (1925–93)

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Unlike most Soviet fairy tales, Pogodin’s are totally free from ideology and didacticism. He makes use of the traditional Russian fairy-tale patterns and characters, blending them with contemporary settings and allowing ordinary children to experience adventures in fairy-tale countries. He also employs elements from animal tales, both using traditional figures, such as a mouse, and inventing his own imaginary creatures. The central idea in his tales is the tension between the innocence and creative power of childhood and the burden and corruption of adulthood....

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Subjects: Mythology and Folklore

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