The Portable Nineteenth-century Russian Reader

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George Gibian, Clarence Brown
Penguin Books, 1993 - Literary Collections - 641 pages
5 Reviews
Clarence Brown's marvelous collection introduces readers to the most resonant voices of twentieth-century Russia. It includes stories by Chekhov, Gorky, Bunin, Zamyatin, Babel, Nabokov, Solzhenitsyn, and Voinovich; excerpts from Andrei Bely's Petersburg, Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita, Boris Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago, and Sasha Solokov's A School for Fools; the complete text of Yuri Olesha's 1927 masterpiece Envy; and poetry by Alexander Blok, Anna Akhmatova, and Osip Mandelstam.

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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

Review: The Portable Twentieth-Century Russian Reader

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

Some of the Russian selections are terrific (as in "Envy"), but others left me cold (no pun intended). Read full review

Contents

ANTON CHEKHOV
10
MAXIM GORKY
29
IVAN BUNIN
58
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About the author (1993)

Clarence Brown is an acclaimed translator and professor of comparative literature at Princeton University. He is the translator of the Penguin Classics edition of "We" by Yevgeny Zamyatin.

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