The Portable Nineteenth-Century Russian Reader

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Edited by George Gibian
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On sale Aug 01, 1993 | 672 Pages | 978-0-14-015103-9
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The Portable Nineteenth-Century Russian Reader magnificently represents the great voices of this era. It includes such masterworks of world literature as Pushkin's poem "The Bronze Horseman"; Gogol's "The Overcoat"; Turgenev's novel First Love; Chekhov's Uncle Vanya; Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilych; and "The Grand Inquisitor" episode from Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov; plus poetry, plays, short stories, novel excerpts, and essays by such writers as Griboyedov, Pavlova, Herzen, Goncharov, Saltykov-Shchedrin, and Maksim Gorky. Distinguished scholar George Gibian provides an introduction, chronology, biographical essays, and a bibliography.
ALEXANDER MACLEOD was born in Inverness, Cape Breton and raised in Windsor, Ontario. His first collection of stories, Light Lifting, was a national bestseller, won an Atlantic Book Award, and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Thomas Head Raddall Fiction Award, and the Commonwealth Book Prize. His most recent book of fiction, Animal Person, won the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, was named a Best Book of the Year by The New Yorker, CBC Books, and the Globe and Mail, and includes stories that were featured in The New Yorker, Granta, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. In 2019, he won an O. Henry Award for his story “Lagomorph.” MacLeod holds degrees from the University of Windsor, the University of Notre Dame, and McGill University. He currently lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and teaches at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.

SOUVANKHAM THAMMAVONGSA's fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Best American Non-Required Reading, The Journey Prize Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Her debut book of fiction, How to Pronounce Knife, won the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2021 Trillium Book Award, and was named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN America Open Book Award, the Danuta Gleed Award, and one of Time's Must-Read Books of 2020. Thammavongsa is also the author of four poetry books: Light, winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry; Found; Small Arguments, winner of the ReLit Award; and, most recently, Cluster. Born in the Lao refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand, she was raised and educated in Toronto, where she is at work on her first novel. View titles by Various
Note: Names of translators are indicated in italicsIntroduction by George Gibian
Chronology by George Gibian
Aleksandr Pushkin
Seclusion (Walter Arndt)
Epigram on A. A. Davydova (Walter Arndt)
Winter Evening (Vladimir Nabokov)
To... (Walter Arndt)
Arion (Walter Arndt)
Remembrance (Walter Arndt)
The dreary day is spent (Walter Arndt)
I loved you (Walter Arndt)
The Bronze Horseman (Walter Arndt)
Exegi Monumentum (Vladimir Nabokov)
The Shot (Gillon R. Aitken)
Aleksandr Griboyedov
The Trouble with Reason (Frank R. Reeve)
Mikhail Lermontov
My Native Land (Vladimir Nabokov)
Farewell (Vladimir Nabokov)
From the Author's Introduction to A Hero of Our Time (George Gibian)
Preface to Pechorin's Diary (George Gibian)
Princess Mary (Vladimir Nabokov with Dmitri Nabokov)
Nikolay Gogol
The Overcoat (Bernard Guilbert Guerney)
Easter Sunday (from Selected Passages) (George Gibian)
In Praise of Russian Peasants (from Dead Souls, vol. 2) (Jesse Zeldin)
On the Character of the Russians (George Gibian)
The Controversy over Gogol's Selected Passages:Vissarion Belinsky, Letter to Gogol (George Gibian)
Apollon Grigoryev, on Gogol (George Gibian)
Aleksandr Blok, on Gogl and Grigoryev (George Gibian)
Vladmiri Kniazhnin, on Grigoryev (George Gibian)
Sergey Aksakov
Mikhail Maximovich Kurolesov (from The Family Chronicle) (M. C. Beverley)
Fyodor Tyutchev
Tears
Summer Nightfall
Appeasement
Silentium!
The Abyss
Human Tears
Last Love (all by Vladimir Nabokov)
Is Russia Distinct from the West? (George Gibian)
Karolina Pavlova
From A Double Life
Strange, the Way We Met (both by Barbara Heldt)
Ivan Goncharov
Oblomov's Dream (David Magarshack)
Ivan Turgenev
First Love (Ivy and Tatiana Litvinov, revised by George Gibian)
On Belinsky (David Magarshack)
On the Russian Language (George Gibian)
Aleksandr Herzen
Recollections of Russian Intellectuals-1830s and 1860s (from My Past and Thoughts) (Leo Navrozov)
Russian Folk Proverbs
(George Gibian)Kozma Prutkov
The Fruits of Reflection: Thoughts and Aphorisms (George Gibian)
A Memory of Bygone Days (by Barbara Heldt)
Fyodr Dostoyevsky
The Grand Inquisitor (from The Brothers Karamazov) (Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky)
On the Mission of Russia (George Gibian)
On Russian Distinctiveness and Universality (from a speech on Pushkin) (George Gibian)
Leo Tolstoy
The Death of Ivan Ilych (Aylmer Maude)
Master and Man (S. Rapoport and John C. Kenworthy, revised by George Gibian)
How Literature Teaches Us about Moral and Psychological Life (George Gibian)
Anton Chekhov
The Lady with the Dog (Ivy Litvinov)
Uncle Vanya (David Magarshack)
Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin
The Story of How One Russian Peasant Fed Two Russian Generals (George Gibian)
Maksim Gorky
Twenty-Six Men and One Girl (Bernard Isaacs, revised by George Gibian)
Vladimir Solovyov
Lectures on Godmanhood (George L. Kline)
Suggestions for Further Reading

About

The Portable Nineteenth-Century Russian Reader magnificently represents the great voices of this era. It includes such masterworks of world literature as Pushkin's poem "The Bronze Horseman"; Gogol's "The Overcoat"; Turgenev's novel First Love; Chekhov's Uncle Vanya; Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilych; and "The Grand Inquisitor" episode from Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov; plus poetry, plays, short stories, novel excerpts, and essays by such writers as Griboyedov, Pavlova, Herzen, Goncharov, Saltykov-Shchedrin, and Maksim Gorky. Distinguished scholar George Gibian provides an introduction, chronology, biographical essays, and a bibliography.

Author

ALEXANDER MACLEOD was born in Inverness, Cape Breton and raised in Windsor, Ontario. His first collection of stories, Light Lifting, was a national bestseller, won an Atlantic Book Award, and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Thomas Head Raddall Fiction Award, and the Commonwealth Book Prize. His most recent book of fiction, Animal Person, won the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, was named a Best Book of the Year by The New Yorker, CBC Books, and the Globe and Mail, and includes stories that were featured in The New Yorker, Granta, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. In 2019, he won an O. Henry Award for his story “Lagomorph.” MacLeod holds degrees from the University of Windsor, the University of Notre Dame, and McGill University. He currently lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and teaches at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.

SOUVANKHAM THAMMAVONGSA's fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Best American Non-Required Reading, The Journey Prize Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Her debut book of fiction, How to Pronounce Knife, won the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2021 Trillium Book Award, and was named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN America Open Book Award, the Danuta Gleed Award, and one of Time's Must-Read Books of 2020. Thammavongsa is also the author of four poetry books: Light, winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry; Found; Small Arguments, winner of the ReLit Award; and, most recently, Cluster. Born in the Lao refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand, she was raised and educated in Toronto, where she is at work on her first novel. View titles by Various

Table of Contents

Note: Names of translators are indicated in italicsIntroduction by George Gibian
Chronology by George Gibian
Aleksandr Pushkin
Seclusion (Walter Arndt)
Epigram on A. A. Davydova (Walter Arndt)
Winter Evening (Vladimir Nabokov)
To... (Walter Arndt)
Arion (Walter Arndt)
Remembrance (Walter Arndt)
The dreary day is spent (Walter Arndt)
I loved you (Walter Arndt)
The Bronze Horseman (Walter Arndt)
Exegi Monumentum (Vladimir Nabokov)
The Shot (Gillon R. Aitken)
Aleksandr Griboyedov
The Trouble with Reason (Frank R. Reeve)
Mikhail Lermontov
My Native Land (Vladimir Nabokov)
Farewell (Vladimir Nabokov)
From the Author's Introduction to A Hero of Our Time (George Gibian)
Preface to Pechorin's Diary (George Gibian)
Princess Mary (Vladimir Nabokov with Dmitri Nabokov)
Nikolay Gogol
The Overcoat (Bernard Guilbert Guerney)
Easter Sunday (from Selected Passages) (George Gibian)
In Praise of Russian Peasants (from Dead Souls, vol. 2) (Jesse Zeldin)
On the Character of the Russians (George Gibian)
The Controversy over Gogol's Selected Passages:Vissarion Belinsky, Letter to Gogol (George Gibian)
Apollon Grigoryev, on Gogol (George Gibian)
Aleksandr Blok, on Gogl and Grigoryev (George Gibian)
Vladmiri Kniazhnin, on Grigoryev (George Gibian)
Sergey Aksakov
Mikhail Maximovich Kurolesov (from The Family Chronicle) (M. C. Beverley)
Fyodor Tyutchev
Tears
Summer Nightfall
Appeasement
Silentium!
The Abyss
Human Tears
Last Love (all by Vladimir Nabokov)
Is Russia Distinct from the West? (George Gibian)
Karolina Pavlova
From A Double Life
Strange, the Way We Met (both by Barbara Heldt)
Ivan Goncharov
Oblomov's Dream (David Magarshack)
Ivan Turgenev
First Love (Ivy and Tatiana Litvinov, revised by George Gibian)
On Belinsky (David Magarshack)
On the Russian Language (George Gibian)
Aleksandr Herzen
Recollections of Russian Intellectuals-1830s and 1860s (from My Past and Thoughts) (Leo Navrozov)
Russian Folk Proverbs
(George Gibian)Kozma Prutkov
The Fruits of Reflection: Thoughts and Aphorisms (George Gibian)
A Memory of Bygone Days (by Barbara Heldt)
Fyodr Dostoyevsky
The Grand Inquisitor (from The Brothers Karamazov) (Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky)
On the Mission of Russia (George Gibian)
On Russian Distinctiveness and Universality (from a speech on Pushkin) (George Gibian)
Leo Tolstoy
The Death of Ivan Ilych (Aylmer Maude)
Master and Man (S. Rapoport and John C. Kenworthy, revised by George Gibian)
How Literature Teaches Us about Moral and Psychological Life (George Gibian)
Anton Chekhov
The Lady with the Dog (Ivy Litvinov)
Uncle Vanya (David Magarshack)
Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin
The Story of How One Russian Peasant Fed Two Russian Generals (George Gibian)
Maksim Gorky
Twenty-Six Men and One Girl (Bernard Isaacs, revised by George Gibian)
Vladimir Solovyov
Lectures on Godmanhood (George L. Kline)
Suggestions for Further Reading

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