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.
The improbable life story of Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) included a peculiarly gothic childhood in Ireland during which he was successively abandoned by his mother, his father and his guardian; two decades in the United States, where he worked as a journalist and was sacked for marrying a former slave; and a long period in Japan, where he married a Japanese woman and wrote about Japanese society and aesthetics for a Western readership. His ghost stories, which were drawn from Japanese folklore and influenced by Buddhist beliefs, appeared in collections throughout the 1890s and 1900s. He is a much celebrated figure in Japan. 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

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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.

Author

The improbable life story of Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) included a peculiarly gothic childhood in Ireland during which he was successively abandoned by his mother, his father and his guardian; two decades in the United States, where he worked as a journalist and was sacked for marrying a former slave; and a long period in Japan, where he married a Japanese woman and wrote about Japanese society and aesthetics for a Western readership. His ghost stories, which were drawn from Japanese folklore and influenced by Buddhist beliefs, appeared in collections throughout the 1890s and 1900s. He is a much celebrated figure in Japan. 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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