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The Essential Russian Plays & Short Stories - Chekhov Dostoevsky Tolstoy Gorky Gogol & Others (Including Essays and Lectures on Russian Novelists) - cover

The Essential Russian Plays & Short Stories - Chekhov Dostoevsky Tolstoy Gorky Gogol & Others (Including Essays and Lectures on Russian Novelists)

Nicholas Evrèinov, Denis Von Visin, 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, Maxim Gorky, L.N. Andreyev, M.P. Artzybashev, A. I. Kuprin

Translator C.E. Bechhofer Roberts, Thomas Seltzer, Constance Garnett

Publisher: Musaicum Books

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Summary

'The Essential Russian Plays & Short Stories' is a masterful anthology that traverses the vast landscape of Russian literature, capturing its profound intellectual and emotional depth. With works ranging from poignant plays to intricate short stories, this collection highlights Russia's unique literary evolution from the 19th century to the early 20th century. The diversity in narrative styles and themes—from the stark societal critiques by Dostoyevsky to the evocative psychological explorations by Chekhov—provides a comprehensive overview of Russia's literary prowess and its enduring influence on world literature. Each piece serves as a testament to the rich tapestry of social, philosophical, and existential questions that define the era. The ensemble of authors featured in this anthology represents some of the most influential figures in literary history. This collection not only meshes the classic with the contemporary but also illustrates the transformative periods of Russian literature, aligning with movements such as Romanticism, Realism, and Symbolism. Their collective contributions usher readers through a historical journey, reflecting the tumultuous socio-political changes of their time which fueled their literary creations, thus offering a nuanced understanding of the Russian spirit and its complexities. 'The Essential Russian Plays & Short Stories' is not merely a collection but an invitation to witness the evolution of narrative craft and thematic exploration through Russian eyes. Readers are encouraged to delve into this compendium to experience the convergence of distinct literary minds. Ideal for scholars, students, and enthusiasts of Russian culture and literature, this anthology promises an enriching exploration of human conditions and philosophical inquiry, fostering a deep appreciation for the art of storytelling through its breadth of insights and the engaging dialogue it enables among the visionary authors' works.
Available since: 08/07/2017.
Print length: 3800 pages.

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