National Library of Uzbekistan opened a book-illustrative exhibition "Through the pages of Krylov's fables” in the reading room "Istikbol”, dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the Russian writer-fabulist Ivan Krylov.
The exhibition presents an understandable and amazing fable world to everyone, as the author himself said.
Ivan Andreevich Krylov was born on February 13, 1769 in Moscow. The future fabulist was not studied at school. But there lived a thirst for knowledge, and he possessed exceptional abilities. His father left him a box with books. He self-taught mastered languages, mathematics and became highly educated for his time man. In 1810, Krylov joined the Imperial Public Library as an assistant librarian, and since 1816 has worked as a librarian.
Krylov wrote comedies for the theater, published the magazine «Зритель» (The Spectator). But it was the fable that made him famous. The true vocation of the fabulist he received in 1808, writing the fables "Oak and Walking" and "Choosy Bride". The first edition of its 23 fables appeared in 1809. Then the editions followed quickly one after the other, with the addition of new fables, the latter, published in 1843, already contains 197 fables. Total Ivan Andreevich Krylov wrote 205 fables. They are translated into 60 languages of the world.
I.Krylov loved his homeland and considered it his duty to fight the limitations of society. Interests, skills, habits, expressions of fable characters are close and understandable to the widest reader.
Visiting the book-illustrative exhibition "Through the pages of Krylov's fables," dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the Russian writer-fabulist I. Krylov, library users will get acquainted with his famous fables: sad, but instructive about “Dragonfly and Ant”, with a funny about a cunning “Fox and a silly Crow”, with a pathetic about a poor little lamb and an evil, greedy Wolf. And those who are familiar with these instructive stories from childhood will have the opportunity to plunge into the fabulous world of childhood and once again join the conversation with their favorite fabulist writer Ivan Andreevich Krylov.
Press Service of the National Library of Uzbekistan