The Collected Stories

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Alfred A. Knopf, 1999 - Fiction - 548 pages
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Pushkin's prose tales are the foundation stones on which the great novels of Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Dostoevsky were built, but they are also brilliant and fascinating in their own right. In both prose and verse, Pushkin was one of the world's great storytellers: direct and dramatic, clear-sighted, vivid, and passionate.

 

This new and expanded Everyman's edition of his stories includes all the mature work. In addition to such novella-length masterpieces as The Captain's Daughter and The Tales of Belkin the collection now contains many more short pieces and the masterly History of Pugachev, a powerful account of the man who rebelled against Catherine the Great.  This version is translated by Paul Debreczeny and Walter Arndt.

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Review: The Collected Stories (Everyman's Library #251)

User Review  - JP - Goodreads

Read: The Guests Were Arriving at the Dacha, A Novel in Letters, Kirdzhali, A Tale of Roman Life, Egyptian Nights, The Captain's Daughter. Collectively, his works address the meaning of aristocracy in ... Read full review

Review: The Collected Stories (Everyman's Library #251)

User Review  - Caitlin - Goodreads

One of Russia's most important writers, and a great contributer to early Russian literature, Pushkin's stories are delightful. They lack the heavy topics of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, but they remain quintessentially Russian. Read full review

Contents

Introduction xi
Select Bibliography XXXV
Translators Note liv
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin, one of Russian's greatest poets, was born in Moscow on June 6, 1799. He studied Latin and French literature at the Lyceum. Pushkin was often in conflict with the government and was kept under surveillance for much of his later life. He was also exiled for a period of time. His works include Eugene Onegin and Ruslan and Ludmila. Pushkin died on February 10, 1837 in St. Petersburg of a wound received during a duel protecting the honor of his wife.

Paul Debreczeny is Alumni Distinguished Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina. Among his many publications are" Alexander Pushkin: Complete Prose Fiction "(translated) and "The Other Pushkin: A Study of Alexander Pushkin's Prose Fiction" (both Stanford, 1983).

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