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The great russian plays & short stories

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, William Lyon Phelps

Translator Thomas Seltzer

Publisher: Musaicum Books

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THE GREAT RUSSIAN PLAYS & SHORT STORIES encompasses an array of profound themes and literary styles, showcasing the tumultuous soul and complex social landscapes of Russia from the 19th to early 20th centuries. This anthology not only provides a breathtaking exploration of human emotions and philosophical depths found in Russian literature but also reflects the stylistic diversity that characterizes this era. From the stark realism of peasant life to the gut-wrenching introspections of the nobility, the collection's scope is as vast as the Russian steppes, presenting readers with a rich tapestry of narrative brilliance. Central to the anthology are the texts that have shaped not only Russian but global literary discourse, such as existential struggles and moral dilemmas, depicted through unique storytelling techniques. The backgrounds of the contributing authors—Chekhov, Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and others—are as diverse as their writing styles. Each author contributes a significant, culturally impactful perspective that enhances the anthology's thematic richness. These literary giants were part and parcel of various movements such as Realism, Symbolism, and Modernism, their works reflecting the social upheavals and philosophic quests of their time. As their narratives unfold, they collectively provide a multifaceted look at Russian society, capturing its triumphs and tragedies on personal and societal levels. For the discerning reader, THE GREAT RUSSIAN PLAYS & SHORT STORIES offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the masterpieces of Russian literature. It serves as both an educational tool and a source of profound entertainment, inviting readers to explore the depth and breadth of human experience through the eyes of some of Russia's greatest writers. This collection promises an enriching journey through the landscapes of love, loss, and the human condition, making it a pivotal addition to the libraries of students and enthusiasts of world literature alike.
Available since: 08/07/2017.
Print length: 2300 pages.

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