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The Duel - A Gripping Exploration of Honor and Duty in Russian Military Life

A. I. Kuprin

Publisher: Good Press

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Summary

A.I. Kuprin's 'The Duel' is a gripping novella set within the backdrop of the Russian military and explores themes of honor, morality, and the impact of war on individuals. The story is written in a realistic style, focusing on character development and psychological depth rather than romanticism. Kuprin's descriptive prose captures the harsh realities of military life and the internal struggles of the protagonist, making it a poignant and thought-provoking read. 'The Duel' is considered a classic work of Russian literature, showcasing Kuprin's talent for storytelling and his keen insight into human nature. A.I. Kuprin's own experiences as a former military officer lend authenticity to the narrative, as he draws upon his observations and understanding of military culture to create a compelling and insightful portrayal of the protagonist's dilemma. Kuprin's background as a soldier adds depth and credibility to the story, making it an engaging and meaningful exploration of the moral dilemmas faced by those in the military. I highly recommend 'The Duel' to readers interested in Russian literature, military fiction, and psychological character studies. Kuprin's nuanced exploration of honor and duty makes this novella a timeless and resonant work that offers valuable insights into the complexities of human behavior.
Available since: 11/22/2019.
Print length: 238 pages.

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