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The Best Russian Plays and Short Stories - cover

The Best Russian Plays and Short Stories

Maxim Gorky, Anton Chekhov, Nicholas Evrèinov, Denis Von Visin, 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, Constance Garnett, C.E. Bechhofer Roberts

Publisher: DigiCat

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Summary

The Best Russian Plays and Short Stories serves as a monumental tribute to the rich tapestry of Russian literature, intertwining the diverse narrative forms and themes representative of Russia's literary golden age. Within its pages, readers will encounter a spectrum of styles—from the psychological depth and social commentary of Dostoyevsky's prose to Chekhov's pioneering contributions to modern drama—providing an expansive exploration of the human condition, morality, and the societal constructs of 19th and early 20th century Russia. This collection, by focusing on both renowned and underappreciated works, offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the broader literary dynamics at play during this period, highlighting the multifaceted dialogue between Russian playwrights and short story writers. The contributing authors, a luminary assembly of Russian literary giants, including Maxim Gorky, Alexander Pushkin, and Leo Tolstoy, among others, offer a collective body of work that captures the essence of Russian socio-political and cultural landscapes across different epochs. Their writings, often inextricably linked with the intellectual and revolutionary currents of their time, reflect a deep engagement with the philosophical debates, existential inquiries, and the intricate fabric of Russian identity. Their shared heritage, yet distinctive voices, underscore the richness of Russian literature and its enduring influence on global literary canons. The Best Russian Plays and Short Stories, with its rich diversity of narrative voices and literary techniques, is an essential volume for anyone keen on delving into the depths of Russian culture and the evolution of its literature. This collection not only serves as a scholarly resource but also as a gateway to the timeless themes and emotional landscapes crafted by some of Russia's greatest writers. It beckons readers to immerse themselves in the complexity and beauty of these works, fostering a deeper appreciation for the ways in which literature reflects, critiques, and shapes the human experience.
Available since: 05/17/2022.
Print length: 3800 pages.

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