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The Best Russian Plays and Short Stories by Dostoevsky Tolstoy Chekhov Gorky Gogol and many more - cover

The Best Russian Plays and Short Stories by Dostoevsky Tolstoy Chekhov Gorky Gogol and many more

William Lyon Phelps, Maxim Gorky, Anton Chekhov, A.S. Puskin, N.V Gogol, I.S. Turgenev, F.M. Dostoyevsky, L.N. Tolstoy, M.Y. Saltykov, V.G. Korolenko, V.N. Garshin, K. Sologub, I.N. Potapenko, S.T. Semyonov, L.N. Andreyev, M.P. Artzybashev, A. I. Kuprin

Translator Thomas Seltzer

Publisher: DigiCat

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The Best Russian Plays and Short Stories by Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Gorky, Gogol, and many more' compiles an illustrious tapestry of narratives that have shaped not only Russian but global literature. Spanning a range of literary styles — from the intricate psychological depths of Dostoevsky to Chekhov's subtle explorations of human relationships and Tolstoy's moral inquiries — this collection epitomizes the diversity and dynamism of Russian storytelling. The anthology stands as a testament to the evolution of modern literature, embodying the existential angst, societal transformation, and quest for moral integrity that marked the era of its contributors. The authors represented in this anthology are titans in the realm of literature, each having contributed indelibly to the fabric of nineteenth and early twentieth-century Russian culture. From the sermonic narratives of Tolstoy to the grotesque realism of Gogol and Gorky's empathetic portrayal of the lower classes, their works collectively offer a panoramic view of Russian life and thought. The anthology aligns with critical moments in Russian history, reflecting through its diverse narratives the turbulence of the Tsarist autocracy, the moral and spiritual crises of the intelligentsia, and the burgeoning cries for social reform. 'Readers who immerse themselves in this collection will be granted a unique opportunity to traverse the vast landscapes of Russian literature, exploring an array of themes and stylistic innovations. Beyond mere entertainment, this anthology serves as a gateway to understanding the complex interplay between literature and societal change in Russia. It invites a scholarly as well as a general readership to engage with the works of these eminent authors, fostering a deeper appreciation for the richness and diversity of Russian literary heritage.
Available since: 12/05/2023.
Print length: 2300 pages.

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