Author: Alexander Pushkin,Tom Beck

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1907650105

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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Eugene Onegin (1823-31) is an eight-chapter novel in sonnets. The sonnet form employed is of Pushkin's own devising. It enables him to modulate between tragic profundity and sparkling humour, and from exquisite lyrical descriptions of nature to devastating satire. "Comparing the Penguin with the Dedalus leaves one in no doubt that, whatever Nabokov might have made of it, Dedalus's is superior. It reads fluently, and when you check it off against Nabokov (which is, for all Wilson's despair, frustratingly essential if you don't have any Russian), you find far more often not that he has kept to the sense, style and technique of the original. This is a clever trick to pull off, particularly when you consider that Beck is actually a musician, an occasional translator from German, who learnt Russian precisely in order to translate this work. He has not, to put it mildly, wasted his time. Giving himself the freedom to use half-rhymes is entirely forgivable, and means that he can follow the sharp, breathtaking handbrake turns of Pushkin's own mood. And now so can you.a Nick Lezard's paperback of the week in The Guardian "Eugene Onegin is a bitter-sweet love story. It is set in a particular place, Russia, and in a particular time, the 1820s - but it is also, as is all great literature, universal and timeless. Pushkin is one of the small, sublime company of aesthetic geniuses who can be drawn from any art, from any country and any time. This fine new translation is wholly welcome.a Iain Sproat in Scotland on Sunday
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A Novel in Verse

Author: Alexander Pushkin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486158004

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

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Outstanding translation of Pushkin's most acclaimed work recounts a tale of post-Napoleonic society in which a jaded young aristocrat rejects the love of a country maiden. This edition is enhanced by 16 lithographs.
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Author: Alexander Pushkin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141908246

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9754

Alexander Pushkin was Russia's first true literary genius. Best known for his poetry, he also wrote sparkling prose that revealed his national culture with elegance and understated humour. Here, his gift for portraying the Russian people is fully revealed. The Tales of Belkin, his first prose masterpiece, presents a series of interlinked stories narrated by a good-hearted Russian squire - among them 'The Shot', in which a duel is revisited after many years, and the grotesque 'The Undertaker'. Elsewhere, works such as the novel-fragment Roslavlev and the Egyptian Nights, the tale of an Italian balladeer seeking an audience in St. Petersberg, demonstrate the wide range of Pushkin's fiction. A Journey to Arzrum, the final piece in this collection, offers an autobiographical account of Pushkin's own experiences in the 1829 war between Russia and Turkey, and remains one of the greatest of all pieces of journalistic adventure writing.
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Author: Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840221367

Category: Dandies

Page: 306

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Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) is, for Russians, their greatest writer; Eugene Onegin is his greatest work. This prose version, for the first time, gives us a Eugene Onegin that is easy and enjoyable to read.
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Three Centuries of Russian Poetry

Author: Brian Boyd

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780151012640

Category: Poetry

Page: 441

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Collected into a single volume, a bilingual collection of Russian poetry, translated by the late author of Lolita, includes both the English translations and the Russian originals, along with three never-before-published poems written by Nabokov himself and the author's notes on the joys and dangers of translation.
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Author: Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin,Charles Johnston

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 9780375406720

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Two brief poems accompany a long narrative poem about a heartless fop who is the object of an ardent young woman's selfless love
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A NOVEL IN VERSE

Author: Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin,Vladimir Nabokov

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691019055

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 334

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Presents Pushkin's poetic Russian classic about the heartless fop who is the object of an ardent young woman's selfless love.
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Complete Prose Fiction

Author: Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin,Paul Debreczeny,Walter W. Arndt

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804718004

Category: Fiction

Page: 545

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Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) is best known for his great achievments in poetry, but the fixtion he wrote in the last decade of his life was to have a tremendous impact on the subsequent development of Russian prose, influencing such later writers as Gogol, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy. This is a new translation of all his prose fiction, from his famous story "The Queen of Spades" down to unfinished stories and fragments that appear in English for the first time. Pushkin's non-fictional A History of Pugachev, also translated into English for the first time, is included because it furnished the historical background of his novel The Captain's Daughter. The translator has taken care to achieve a balance between faithfulness to the original and readability in English, and several Russian editions have been collated to establish an accurate text. The translations are annotated to place each work in its historical context, and to eluvidate passages not easily understandable to today's reader. Appendixes present a chapter that Pushkin deleted from The Captain's Daughter; fictional fragments; Pushkin's outlines of projected works; and the apocryphal novella The Lonely Cottage on Vasilev Island.
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Author: Andrew Kahn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827413

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Alexander Pushkin stands in a unique position as the founding father of Russian literature. In this Companion, leading scholars discuss Pushkin's work in its political, literary, social and intellectual contexts. In the first part of the book individual chapters analyse his poetry, his theatrical works, his narrative poetry and historical writings. The second section explains and samples Pushkin's impact on broader Russian culture by looking at his enduring legacy in music and film from his own day to the present. Special attention is given to the reinvention of Pushkin as a cultural icon during the Soviet period. No other volume available brings together such a range of material and such comprehensive coverage of all Pushkin's major and minor writings. The contributions represent state-of-the-art scholarship that is innovative and accessible, and are complemented by a chronology and a guide to further reading.
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Author: Alexander Pushkin

Publisher: Alma Classics

ISBN: 9781847496898

Category: Poetry

Page: 224

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One of the many aspects of Alexander Pushkin's immense contribution to Russian language and literature, and perhaps the one he is most popular for, is his mastery of the love poem, a genre which he perfected like few others before or after him. This volume contains a selection of his most famous and enduring verse explorations of love, such as 'I Loved You', 'Night' and 'I Well Recall a Wondrous Meeting', pieces which are crowning achievements of the European canon and still have the same timeless emotional resonance today.
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Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: Seltzer Books via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1455392332

Category: Fiction

Page: 707

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This collection includes: LOVE, LIGHTS, A STORY WITHOUT AN END, MARI D'ELLE, A LIVING CHATTEL, THE DOCTOR, TOO EARLY!, THE COSSACK, ABORIGINES, AN INQUIRY, MARTYRS, THE LION AND THE SUN, A DAUGHTER OF ALBION, CHORISTERS, NERVES, A WORK OF ART, A JOKE, A COUNTRY COTTAGE, A BLUNDER, FAT AND THIN, THE DEATH OF A GOVERNMENT CLERK, A PINK STOCKING, and AT A SUMMER VILLA. According to Wikipedia: "Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 – 1904) was a Russian short-story writer, playwright and physician, considered to be one of the greatest short-story writers in world literature. His career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics Chekhov practised as a doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife," he once said, "and literature is my mistress." Chekhov renounced the theatre after the disastrous reception of The Seagull in 1896; but the play was revived to acclaim in 1898 by Constantin Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre, which subsequently also produced Uncle Vanya and premiered Chekhov’s last two plays, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard. These four works present a special challenge to the acting ensemble as well as to audiences, because in place of conventional action Chekhov offers a "theatre of mood" and a "submerged life in the text." Chekhov had at first written stories only for the money, but as his artistic ambition grew, he made formal innovations which have influenced the evolution of the modern short story. His originality consists in an early use of the stream-of-consciousness technique, later adopted by James Joyce and other modernists, combined with a disavowal of the moral finality of traditional story structure He made no apologies for the difficulties this posed to readers, insisting that the role of an artist was to ask questions, not to answer them."
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Author: Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin,John Bayley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781857152517

Category: Russia

Page: 548

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The new expanded Everyman edition of Pushkin's prose fiction contains all his mature work. In addition to 'The Captain's Daughter' and 'The Tales of Belkin', the volume now includes many more short pieces and 'The History of Pugachev', a vivid account of an eighteenth-century Russian rebellion. Pushkin's prose tales are the foundation stones of Russian literature. They made possible the great achievements of Dostosvsky, Tolstoy and Chekhov. But they are also, of course, brilliant and fascinating in their own right. At this volume makes clear, Pushkins is one of the world's great story-tellers' direct, dramatic, tender, with the author 's voices always peruasively present. Paul Debreceny's highly acclaimed translation was first published in 1983. The Everyman edition is published to coincide with the Bicentenary of Pushkin's birth on 26th May 1999.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141392541

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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'She turned into a frog, into a lizard, into all kinds of other reptiles and then into a spindle' In these tales, young women go on long and difficult quests, wicked stepmothers turn children into geese and tsars ask dangerous riddles, with help or hindrance from magical dolls, cannibal witches, talking skulls, stolen wives, and brothers disguised as wise birds. Half the tales here are true oral tales, collected by folklorists during the last two centuries, while the others are reworkings of oral tales by four great Russian writers: Alexander Pushkin, Nadezhda Teffi, Pavel Bazhov and Andrey Platonov. In his introduction to these new translations, Robert Chandler writes about the primitive magic inherent in these tales and the taboos around them, while in the afterword, Sibelan Forrester discusses the witch Baba Yaga. This edition also includes an appendix, bibliography and notes. Translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler With Sibelan Forrester, Anna Gunin and Olga Meerson
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Author: Alexander Pushkin

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 1908968109

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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"The Queen of Spades" is one of the most famous tales in Russian literature, and inspired the eponymous opera by Tchaikovsky; in "The Stationmaster", from The Tales of the Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin, Pushkin reworks the parable of the Prodigal Son; "Tsar Nikita and his Forty Daughters" is one of Pushkin’s bawdier early poems; and the narrative poem "The Bronze Horseman", inspired by a St Petersburg statue of Peter the Great, is one of Pushkin’s best-known and most influential works. The volume also includes a selection of Pushkin’s best lyric poetry. Contents: • Short Stories: The Queen of Spades; The Stationmaster • Drama: Extracts from Boris Godunov and Mozart and Salieri • The Bronze Horseman (narrative poem), Tsar Nikita and His Forty Daughters (folk poem) and 14 lyric poems • Novel in Verse: Extract from Yevgeny Onegin (novel in verse)
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Author: Ruben Dario

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144062691X

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

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Born in Nicaragua, Rubén Darío is known as the consummate leader of the Modernista movement, an esthetic trend that swept the Americas from Mexico to Argentina at the end of the nineteenth century. Seeking a language and a style that would distinguish the newly emergent nations from the old imperial power of Spain, Darío’s writing offered a refreshingly new vision of the world—an artistic sensibility at once cosmopolitan and connected to the rhythms of nature. The first part of this collection presents Darío’s most significant poems in a bilingual format and organized thematically in the way Darío himself envisioned them. The second part is devoted to Darío’s prose, including short stories, fables, profiles, travel writing, reportage, opinion pieces, and letters. A sweeping biographical introduction by distinguished critic Ilan Stavans places Darío in historical and artistic context, not only in Latin America but in world literature. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Author: Robert Chandler,Irina Mashinski,Boris Dralyuk

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141972262

Category: Poetry

Page: 448

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An enchanting collection of the very best of Russian poetry, edited by acclaimed translator Robert Chandler together with poets Boris Dralyuk and Irina Mashinski. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, poetry's pre-eminence in Russia was unchallenged, with Pushkin and his contemporaries ushering in the 'Golden Age' of Russian literature. Prose briefly gained the high ground in the second half of the nineteenth century, but poetry again became dominant in the 'Silver Age' (the early twentieth century), when belief in reason and progress yielded once more to a more magical view of the world. During the Soviet era, poetry became a dangerous, subversive activity; nevertheless, poets such as Osip Mandelstam and Anna Akhmatova continued to defy the censors. This anthology traces Russian poetry from its Golden Age to the modern era, including work by several great poets - Georgy Ivanov and Varlam Shalamov among them - in captivating modern translations by Robert Chandler and others. The volume also includes a general introduction, chronology and individual introductions to each poet. Robert Chandler is an acclaimed poet and translator. His many translations from Russian include works by Aleksandr Pushkin, Nikolay Leskov, Vasily Grossman and Andrey Platonov, while his anthologies of Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida and Russian Magic Tales are both published in Penguin Classics. Irina Mashinski is a bilingual poet and co-founder of the StoSvet literary project. Her most recent collection is 2013's Ophelia i masterok [Ophelia and the Trowel]. Boris Dralyuk is a Lecturer in Russian at the University of St Andrews and translator of many books from Russian, including, most recently, Isaac Babel's Red Cavalry (2014).
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Author: Vikram Seth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571212651

Category: City and town life

Page: 307

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The Golden Gate is a brilliantly achieved novel written in verse. Set in the 1980s in the affluence and sunshine of California's Silicon Valley, it is an exuberant and witty story of twenty-somethings looking for love, pleasure and the meaning of life. It was awarded the 1986 British Airways Commonwealth Poetry Prize.
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Author: Sakutaro Hagiwara

Publisher: NYRB Poets

ISBN: 1590177754

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 181

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Sakutaro Hagiwara remains a singular figure in modern Japanese poetry. His experimentation with traditional forms led to his becoming the most significant pioneer of free-style verse in Japan. Hagiwara's first book of poetry, Howling at the Moon, astonished readers and was an immediate success-two poems were deleted on order of the Ministry of the Interior for odisturbing social customs.o Hagiwara blends everyday colloquialisms with literary language to remarkable and unsettling effect. Through meditations on mundane images of nature like dogs, bamboo, grass, turtles, eggs, seedlings, frogs, and clams, his poetry palpably conveyed the omodern malaise.o Hagiwara expanded on oan invalid'so perception of the world in his second book of poems, The Blue Cat. Both of his major published books are included here in full, along with a substantial selection of poems and prose poems from his other col- lections and a complete translation of Cat Town, a prose-poem roman. These works wholly transformed the poetic landscape in Japan for all future generations. Award- winning translator Hiroaki Sato, called by Gary Snyder othe finest translator of contemporary Japanese poetry into American English,o has also written an insightful introduction to this edition.
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