Krylov, Ivan Andreyevich

Krylov, Ivan Andreyevich ēvänˈ əndrāˈəvĭch krĭlôfˈ [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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