The portable nineteenth-century Russian reader

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Penguin Books, Aug 1, 1993 - Literary Collections - 641 pages
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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.

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Review: The Portable Twentieth-Century Russian Reader

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Good for what it was. Nice introduction to some lesser known Soviet writers. Although, I don't think I particularly liked the extended excepts of longer classical works. I was very much displeased ... Read full review

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User Review  - james - Goodreads

Not sure how anyone could rate this any less than 5 stars. If you're looking to move beyond Dostoevsky/Tolstoy, this is a must. From Pushkin's poetry to the short story "First Love," this book will ... Read full review



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George Gibian was Goldwin Smith Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature at Cornell University. His honors include Fulbright, Guggenheim, American Philosophical Society, and Rockefeller Foundation fellowships. He was the author of The Man in the Black Coat: Russia s Lost Literature of the Absurd, The Interval of Freedom: Russian Literature During the Thaw, and Tolstoj and Shakespeare. He was the editor of the Norton Critical Editions of Tolstoy s Anna Karenina and War and Peace, and Gogol s Dead Souls, and of the Viking Penguin Portable Nineteenth-Century Russian Reader. Professor Gibian s articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, the Christian Science Monitor, and Newsday, among others.

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