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Krylov, Ivan Andreyevich

Krylov, Ivan Andreyevich ēvän´ əndrā´əvĭch krĭlôf´ [key], 1769–1844, Russian fabulist. Some of his more than 200 fables were adapted from Aesop and La Fontaine, but most were original. A moralist, Krylov used popular language to satirize human weaknesses, social customs, and political events. His works won him international renown.

See translations by B. Pares (1926) Russian Fables of Ivan Krylov (tr. by W. Morison, 1942) study by N. L. Stepanov (1973).

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