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Appellations to this name are used in a number of expressions as a reference to times immemorial, such as "during the times of Tsar Gorokh". It is used in some preambles of Russian fairy tales . In common speech it often bears an ironical sense, as an indication to unbelievable or obsolete circumstances.
There is a number of narratives, folklore and literary, where Tsar Gorokh is an actual character, rather than a time frame reference.
- War of Mushrooms, a folk fairy tale, mostly known in the literary redaction of Alexey Tolstoy
- Tsar Gorokh, an ironic poem by Pyotr Vyazemsky (1792-1878)
- A Fairy Tale about Glorious Tsar Gorokh, Dmitry Mamin-Sibiryak
- "Кто такой царь Горох?" ("Who Is Thar Gorokh?"), Анатолий ЖУРАВЛЕВ, доктор филологических наук, заведующий отделом этимологии и ономастики Института русского языка РАН, «Учительская газета», №40, October 6 2009 (Russian)
- A footnote in "A Life Under Russian Serfdom", by Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii, Boris B. Gorshkov, 2005, ISBN 963-7326-15-4, p. 44
- War of Mushrooms, fairy tale
- Wikisource: Tsar Gorokh by P. Vyazemsky, (Russian)
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