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

The Greatest Russian Short Stories & Plays - Dostoevsky Tolstoy Chekhov Gorky Gogol & more (Including Essays & Lectures on Russian Novelists)

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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Summary

In 'The Greatest Russian Short Stories & Plays,' readers are presented with an illustrious collection that encapsulates the profound depth and diverse aesthetics of Russian literature. This anthology spans a host of genres and styles—from the intense psychological drama of the short story to the grand social critique inherent in playwriting. Central themes of existential angst, moral dilemma, and societal observation are reflected within this rich compendium, offering a panoramic view of Russian cultural and philosophical thought. Each work serves as a testimony to the intricate tapestry of human emotions and the relentless inquiry into the human condition. The anthology features contributions from a venerable lineup of Russian literary titans such as Dostoyevsky, Chekhov, and Tolstoy, alongside equally compelling pieces from lesser-known but significant figures like Garshin and Semyonov. These authors collectively represent critical pillars in the evolution of Russian literature, mirroring and often precipitating shifts within broader socio-political and cultural paradigms. The diversity in authorship enriches the anthology, allowing for a multiplicity of voices and perspectives that challenge and articulate the complexities of Russian life through multiple epochs. 'The Greatest Russian Short Stories & Plays' offers an invaluable exploration of Russia's literary heritage. Scholars, students, and enthusiasts of literature will find in this collection a profound source for study and reflection. The anthology not only promises to broaden one's understanding of Russian literature but also engages readers in a dialogue that spans centuries of literary innovation. It is an essential volume for anyone looking to embrace the richness of Russian intellectual and artistic legacy, rendered through the distinctive voices of its most celebrated authors.
Available since: 12/06/2017.
Print length: 2300 pages.

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