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Title in English: 
Armenian Folk Fables
Author: 
Armen Sargsyan
Illustrator: 
Naira Poghosyan
Illustrations: 
Colour
Place of publication: 
Yerevan
Country: 
Publisher: 
Edit Print Publishing House
Year of publication: 
2011
Pages: 
176 p.
Size: 
14,5 x 20 cm
ISBN: 
978-9939-52-438-2
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The first large collection of Armenian folk fables was compiled and re-written by folklore specialist Artashes Nazinyan. This new collection by Armen Sargsyan is basically a continuation of Nazinyan's work.  The author has compiled this collection from different literary sources published in Armenia and the Armenian Diaspora between the 19th and 21st centuries. The major part of the material was selected from folklore and ethnographic collections; the other part was selected from fables included in dialect studies.  Some were also selected from books about place-names, as well as from some private collections.
This new collection includes the following types of fables:
a) Classical allegorical fables; the characters of such fables are mostly animals.
b) Short folk tales
c) Fairy-tale fables
d) Satirical fables and tales
e) Fables with dialogues and proverbs