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Anthology of Russian Literature from Earliest Writings to Modern Fiction : Introduction to a Culture

Anthology of Russian Literature from Earliest Writings to Modern Fiction : Introduction to a Culture - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-1563244223

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ISBN10: 1563244225
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Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
Published: 1996
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Anthology of Russian Literature from Earliest Writings to Modern Fiction : Introduction to a Culture - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-1563244223

Nicholas Rzhevsky

ISBN13: 978-1563244223
ISBN10: 1563244225
Cover type:
Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

This innovative classroom anthology of tales and stories, poems, and excerpts from novels and plays, from The Igor Tale to Village Prose, illuminates the core themes of Russian civilization. The editor's introductions to each chronologically and topically organized section locate the texts and describe their repercussions over time and their resonances in the arts--in Rublev's icons, Mussorgsky's operas, Prokofiev's symphonies, Fokine's choreography, Meyerhold's theater, Kandinsky's paintings, Tarkovsky's films.

Individual readings are supported by annotations and guides to resources that will be of enormous practical use for instructors who wish to bring music and film into the classroom. The reader is intended for use in courses in Russian literature, arts, culture, and civilization, as well as comparative courses.

Table of Contents

Selected Contents:


I. Cultural Beginnings

1. The Tale of Igor
2. Anonymous, "Boris and Gleb"
3. "The Life of Alexis, Holy Man of God";

II. The Emerging Self

4. Avvakum. The Life Of Avvakum;

III. The Search for Identity

5. Gavrila Derzhavin, "Felicity"
6. "The Firebird and Princess Vasilisa"
7. Nikolai Karamzin, "Poor Liza"
8. Alexander Pushkin, "The Bronze Horseman"
9. Mikhail Lermontov, "Borodino"
10. Mikhail Lermonotov, "Taman";

IV. Subversions of Secularization

11. Alexander Pushkin, Boris Godunov
12. Alexander Pushkin, "The Queen of Spades"
13. Nikolai Gogol, "The Overcoat"
14. Ivan Turgenev, "Bezhin Meadow"
15. Fedor Dostoevsky, "The Meek One"
16. Nikolai Leskov, "Lefty"
17. Leo Tolstoy, "Holstomer";

V. New Aesthetic Languages

18. Anton Chekhov, "The Lady with the Lapdog"
19. Anton Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard, Act One
20. Alexander Blok, "The Puppet Show"
21. Anna Akhmatova, "The Gray-Eyed King"
22. Vladimir Mayakovsky, "Listen!"
23. Marina Tsvetaeva, "I ask the mirror for a glimpse..."
24. Marina Tsvetaeva, "Verses about Moscow"
25. Valery Briusov, "Barely a Tenth"
26. Andrei Bely, from Petersburg: "The Escape";

VI. Thresholds: Soviet Culture and Beyond

27. Isaak Babel, "The King"
28. Sergei Esenin, "Farewell, my friend, farewell"
29. Ilf and Petrov, from Twelve Chairs: "The Sword and the Plow"
30. Mikhail Sholokhov, Virgin Soil Upturned, Ch. 7, Bk. 1
31. Mikhail Zoshchenko, "Crime and Punishment"
32. Osip Mandelstam, "We live without feeling..."
33. Anna Akhmatova, "The Last Toast"
34. Daniil Kharms, "Makarov and Peterson"
35. Chapayev Anecdotes
36. Mikhail Bulgakov, from The Master and Margarita: "Black Magic and Its Exposure"
37. Boris Pasternak, "Hamlet"
38. Vladimir Vysotsky, "Morning Exercise"
39. Fedor Abramov, "Wooden Horses"

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