Iwan Krylow: Der Affe und die Brillen: Fabeln
Krylov, Ivan Andreevich
Rubin, Eva Johanna
Here are eighty-one fables of Krylov on 126 pages, as the T of C contained on the last pages makes clear. That is a significant grouping of translated fables. The cover illustration of the monkey with spectacles is excellent. The black-and-white illustrations, even of the same picture, are less engaging. I tried a dozen of the fables and enjoyed them thoroughly. The German is easily intelligible, I believe. Though the paper is cheap and the illustrations could be better presented, a book like this shows what East German publishing was able to achieve.