Matvei Mikhailovich Korguev

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Korguev, Matvei Mikhailovich


Born 1883 in Keret’, now in Loukhskii Raion, Karelian ASSR; died 1943. Russian storyteller.

Korguev was a fisherman. More than 100 of his stories were recorded in the 1930’s. At the core of his repertoire were fairy tales, characterized by a consistent epic style and abundance of realistic details. Korguev was a member of the Writers Union of the USSR and was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor.


Skazki. Moscow, 1938.
Skazki, books 1-2. Introduction and commentary by A. N. Nechaev. Petrozavodsk, 1939.
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