The collected stories

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Alfred A. Knopf, May 18, 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.

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)

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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


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About the author (1999)

Pushi was born in Moscow. In 1817 he entered government service, but his liberalism caused him to exile to S Russia in 1820, until after the ascension of Nicholas I in 1826. Hailed in Russia as its greatest poet. He also wrote many lyrical poems, tales, and essays, and was appointed Russian histographer. His marriage to Nikolayevna Goncharova proved unhappy and led to his early death, defending his wife;s honour in a duel with her brother-in-law.

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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