Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Levshin, Vasily

(1746-1826) Russian writer, statesman, member of the Italian Academy of Sciences, and one of the pioneers of fantasy in Russia. He wrote many specialized texts, including one on cattle breeding; translated popular novels from German; and published two volumes of his own literary works – Russian Tales (coll 1780-1783) and its sequel The Night Hours: Ancient Slavonic Tales (coll 1787-1788) – which were the germs of the Russian fantasy. [CMK]

see also: Russia.

Vasily Levshin

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