The Great Classics of Russian Literature
Sprache - Englisch
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Come along on a very Russian adventure with the greatest classics the world has ever known! This meticulously edited collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Introduction: The Rise of the Russian Empire Novels & Novellas: Dead Souls Oblomov Fathers and Sons Fyodor Dostoevsky: Crime and Punishment The Idiot The Brothers Karamazov Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace Anna Karenina The Death of Ivan Ilych The Kreutzer Sonata Anton Chekhov: The Steppe: The Story of a Journey Ward No. 6 Mother (Maxim Gorky) Satan's Diary (Leonid Andreyev) Plays: The Inspector General; or, The Government Inspector (Nikolai Gogol) Anton Chekhov: On the High Road Swan Song, A Play in one Act Ivanoff The Anniversary; or, the Festivities The Three Sisters The Cherry Orchard… Leo Tolstoy: The Power of Darkness The First Distiller Fruits of Culture The Live Corpse The Cause of it All The Light Shines in Darkness Leonid Andreyev: Savva The Life of Man Short Stories: The Queen of Spades The Cloak The District Doctor The Christmas Tree and the Wedding God Sees the Truth, but Waits How A Muzhik Fed Two Officials The Shades, a Phantasy The Heavenly Christmas Tree The Peasant Marey The Crocodile Bobok The Dream of a Ridiculous Man Mumu The Viy Knock, Knock, Knock The Inn Lieutenant Yergunov's Story The Dog The Watch… Russian Folk Tales & Legends: The Fiend The Dead Mother The Dead Witch The Treasure The Cross-Surety The Awful Drunkard The Bad Wife The Golovikha The Three Copecks The Miser The Fool and the Birch-Tree The Mizgir The Smith and the Demon Ivan Popyalof The Norka Marya Morevna Koshchei the Deathless The Water Snake The Water King and Vasilissa the Wise The Baba Yaga Vasilissa the Fair The Witch The Witch and the Sun's Sister One-Eyed Likho Woe… Essays: On Russian Novelists Lectures on Russian Novelists
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Leonid Andreyev, born in Oryol, Russia, on August 21, 1871, was a preeminent figure in Russian literature during the tumultuous times straddling the 19th and 20th centuries. Influenced by the likes of Fyodor Dostoevsky and brought into prominence during the era of Maxim Gorky, Andreyev quickly became known for his exploration of the darker and more complex corners of the human psyche and condition. His oeuvre, part of the wider movement of Russian Symbolism and later Existentialism, interrogated themes of death, despair, and the search for meaning in an often-cruel world. Notable works of Andreyev include 'King Hunger', 'The Seven Who Were Hanged', and 'The Red Laugh', each marked by a dramatic intensity and philosophical depth characteristic of his literary style. 'The Great Classics of Russian Literature' presumably serves as a compendium showcasing the quintessence of Andreyev's narratives that probe the depths of existential dilemma and human emotion. His works, frequently suffused with a sense of tragic irony and a critique of the societal status quo, mirror the tumult of his times, including the rise of revolutionary sentiments in Tsarist Russia. Leonid Andreyev remained a profound force in Russian letters until his death on September 12, 1919, leaving behind a legacy etched into the canon of Russian and world literature. His literary style continues to be studied for its complex interplay of symbolism and its stark portrayal of the human condition.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
Umfang: 8725 Seiten
Größe: 8,9 MB
Veröffentlichung: 8. November 2023