Sketches of Russian Life in the Caucasus (Google eBook)

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Ingram, Cooke, & Company, 1853 - Caucasus - 315 pages
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Page 321 - Laser Print natural white, a 60 # book weight acid-free archival paper which meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (permanence of paper) Preservation photocopying and binding by Acme Bookbinding Charlestown, Massachusetts CD 1995 The borrower must return this item on or before the last date stamped below.
Page 25 - ... the new goal nationality and to this end he strove to awaken afresh the interest that the Russians had been taught to feel in their own character as a people. Gogol made it his study to examine and analyze Russian life in all its phases ; and it was not long ere, by his instrumentality, a succession of romances and comedies, based upon the actual state of society, took precedence of the many works that would have perpetuated the fiery and dangerous inspirations of Pushkin, and of his...
Page 23 - ... glitter of his own surpassing talent ; but it was too late : the fascination of his style had taken too deep a root in the hearts of the young writers of the day, who would soon have transformed what had been the self-possessed and sober Russian muse into a wild and licentious Bacchante. The emperor, fearful of her doing herself and others, perhaps, an injury, confined her as closely to her home as was possible the Russian heart her proper dwelling-place, to the revival of the old Russian...
Page 25 - ... powerful, and its effects so successful, that when the revolution took place in 1848, there was but one tendency throughout the entire field of Muscovite literature namely, nationality. Nicholas Gogol is distinguished from the other authors of his nation by a faculty of analysis and a creative power, rarely found united in the same individual. He is equally at home when painting outward and visible objects, with a graphic verve and sharpness of outline that is positively lifelike and startling;...
Page 317 - THE LIFE OF TOUSSAINT-L'OUVERTURE, the Negro Patriot of Hayti. Comprising Sketches of the War of Liberation in that Island, and an outline of its more recent History. By the Rev. JOHN. R. BEARD, DD Embellished with Seven Characteristic Sketches, and a Map of St. Domingo. ADOLPHE RENOUARD : a Tale of Rural Life in France. By JAMES WARD, Esq.
Page 23 - Towards the latter end of his life, and even at the period of his reappearance in the literary circles of the metropolis, Pushkin, whose taste had been refined by study and experience, would fain have led back the national taste he had misled, to the more sober and classic path from which...
Page 10 - Prosvestchenija" (public instruction), no less than seven millions of volumes of Russian books were printed, and nearly five millions of foreign works were imported. In one particular year of that period, in 1839, eight hundred and eighty different works were printed and published within the Russian dominions ; and an average of only seventy of this number were translated from foreign languages.
Page 31 - World," in which it was sought to trace the seats of the ancient Slavonic nations, and with very much the same tendency as the work of Ustraloff. Professor Kupffer, of the Imperial Academy of Sciences, made a voyage through the Ural, and published the results of his observations in 1833. Schurovsky visited the same regions, and wrote an historical and statistical work in the year 1846. Hyacinth Bitchourin, the priest, whose portrait is given at the head of this chapter, and others, still continue...
Page 25 - ... romances and comedies, based upon the actual state of society, took precedence of the many works that would have perpetuated the fiery and dangerous inspirations of Pushkin, and of his school. This influence was so powerful and its effects so successful, that when the revolution took place in 1848 there was but one tendency throughout the entire field of Muscovite literature namely, nationality. Nicholas Gogol is distinguished from the other authors of his nation by a faculty of analysis...
Page 20 - a man of the people," and utterly devoid of regular education, or of any pretensions to classicality, by his untiring energy and extraordinary perseverance and sagacity, acquired a great literary name among his countrymen, and succeeded in making his very popular periodical an organ of the first importance in the arena, of the Russian belles lettres. Ivan Demitriev, it is considered, exercised as much influence upon Russian poesy as Karamzin had effected upon the prose of his language. He was as...

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