Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida (Google eBook)

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Penguin UK, May 26, 2005 - Fiction - 416 pages
13 Reviews
From the reign of the Tsars in the early 19th century to the collapse of the Soviet Union and beyond, the short story has long occupied a central place in Russian culture. Included are pieces from many of the acknowledged masters of Russian literature - including Pushkin, Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and Solzhenitsyn - alongside tales by long-suppressed figures such as the subversive Kryzhanowsky and the surrealist Shalamov. Whether written in reaction to the cruelty of the bourgeoisie, the bureaucracy of communism or the torture of the prison camps, they offer a wonderfully wide-ranging and exciting representation of one of the most vital and enduring forms of Russian literature.
  

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Review: Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida (Penguin Classics)

User Review  - William Dearth - Goodreads

I have read a fair amount of Russian short stories. This collection is excellent. It features the standard masters of Dostoyevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Pushkin (The Queen of Spades), Lermontov ... Read full review

Review: Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida (Penguin Classics)

User Review  - Ian Russell - Goodreads

For the stories alone I would give this four stars but it deserves the extra star for the inclusion of excellent, informative background material; the readable introduction; the short biography ... Read full review

Contents

VERA MIKHAILOVNA INBER 18901972
MIKHAIL AFANASYEVICH BULGAKOV 18911940
ISAAK EMMANUILOVICH BABEL 18941940
MIKHAIL MIKHAILOVICH ZOSHCHENKO 18951958
LEONID IVANOVICH DOBYCHIN 18941936
ANDREY PLATONOVICH PLATONOV 18991951
DANIIL IVANOVICH KHARMS 190542
VARLAM TIKHONOVICH SHALAMOV 19071982

IVAN SERGEYEVICH TURGENEV 181883
FYODOR MIKHAILOVICH DOSTOYEVSKY 182181
LEV NIKOLAYEVICH TOLSTOY 18281910
NIKOLAY SEMYONOVICH LESKOV 183195
ANTON PAVLOVICH CHEKHOV 18601904
LIDIYA ZINOVYEVAANNIBAL 18661907
IVAN ALEKSEYEVICH BUNIN 18701953
TEFFI Nadezhda Aleksandrovna Lokhvitskaya 18721952
YEVGENY IVANOVICH ZAMYATIN 18841937
SIGIZMUND DOMINIKOVICH KRZHIZHANOVSKY 18871950
ALEKSANDR ISAYEVICH SOLZHENITSYN b 1918
VASILY MAKAROVICH SHUKSHIN 192974
ASAR ISAYEVICH EPPEL b 1935
SERGEI DONATOVICH DOVLATOV 194190
YURY VASILYEVICH BUIDA b 1954
Note on Names
Note on Ranks
Notes
Acknowledgements
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Robert Chandler has translated Sappho and Apollinaire for 'Everyman's Poetry'. His translations from Russian include Pushkin's Dubrovsky, Leskov's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Vasily Grossman's Life and Fate. With his wife Elizabeth and other colleagues he has co-translated numerous works by Andrey Platonov; two of these - Happy Moscow and Soul - were shortlisted for the Weidenfeld European Translation Prize; another - The Macedonian Officer - won second prize in the 2004 John Dryden Translation Prize.

Robert Chandler has translated Sappho and Apollinaire for 'Everyman's Poetry'. His translations from Russian include Pushkin's Dubrovsky, Leskov's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Vasily Grossman's Life and Fate. With his wife Elizabeth and other colleagues he has co-translated numerous works by Andrey Platonov; two of these - Happy Moscow and Soul - were shortlisted for the Weidenfeld European Translation Prize; another - The Macedonian Officer - won second prize in the 2004 John Dryden Translation Prize.

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