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Pasternak Boris: My Sister Life and the Zhivago Poems

Скачать книгу (размер 830 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 164) Аннотация: Boris Pasternak is best known in the West for his epic novel Doctor Zhivago, whereas in Russia he is most celebrated as a poet. The two poetry collections offered here in translation are chronological and thematic bookends, and they capture Pasternak's abiding and powerful vision of life: his sense of its beauty and terror, its precariousness for the individual, and its persistence in time — that…

Ilf Ilya: The Twelve Chairs

Скачать книгу (размер 2 778 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 546) Аннотация: Winner of 2012 Northern California Book Award for Fiction in Translation More faithful to the original text and its deeply resonant humor, this new translation of «The Twelve» Chairs brings Ilf and Petrov's Russian classic fully to life. The novel's iconic hero, Ostap Bender, an unemployed con artist living by his wits, joins forces with Ippolit Matveyevich Vorobyaninov, a former nobleman who has…

Pushkin Alexander: Selected Lyric Poetry

Скачать книгу (размер 1 034 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 204) Аннотация: Includes many famous poems well known to, and often memorized by, every educated Russian, as well as lighter, more occasional pieces. This title presents a collection of 167 of Pushkin's lyrics arranged chronologically, beginning with verse written in the poet's teenage years and closing with lines composed shortly before his death.

Bouis Valentin: Farewall to Matyora

Скачать книгу (размер 1 156 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 228) Аннотация: A fine example of Village Prose from the post-Stalin era, Farewell to Matyora decries the loss of the Russian peasant culture to the impersonal, soulless march of progress. It is the final summer of the peasant village of Matyora. A dam will be completed in the fall, destroying the village. Although their departure is inevitable, the characters over when, and even whether, they should leave. A…

Tolstoy Leo: Divine and Human and Other Stories

Скачать книгу (размер 565 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 112) Аннотация: Leo Tolstoy undertook the writing of the stories in Divine and Human and Other Stories around the time of the 1905 revolution in Russia. While doing so, he drew on the tragic past of Russia and its empire to comment on the issues and ideas of the day. Tolstoy had long before taken on the mantle of sage, and in addition to his treatises and essays on religious and social topics, he continued to…

Mayakovsky Vladimir: Mayakovsky Plays

Скачать книгу (размер 1 401 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 276) Аннотация: One of Russia's greatest twentieth-century poets, Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930) was a Futurist, early Bolshevik, and champion of the avant garde. An early revolutionary, he became increasingly disillusioned with Soviet society, and three of his plays — all of which were banned until after Stalin's death — reflect his changing assessments of the Revolution. They are collected here with his…

Ivanov Vsevolod: Fertility and Other Stories

Скачать книгу (размер 1 340 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 264) Аннотация: Vsevolod Ivanov was praised in the 1920s as one of the most original and promising young writers to emerge from the Russian Revolution. Ivanov's personal experiences in Siberia and Central Asia during the Revolution and Civil War, set against a childhood and youth spent wandering through that vast expanse and nourishing his imagination on such Romantic writers as Edgar Allan Poe and Jules Verne,…

Vladimir Odoevsky Matlaw: Russian Nights

Скачать книгу (размер 1 340 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 264) Аннотация: Russian Nights, Vladimir Fedorovich Odoevsky's major work, is of great importance in Russian intellectual history. This captivating novel is the summation of Odoevsky's views and interests in many fields: Gothic literature, romanticism, mysticism, the occult, social responsibility, Westernization, utopia and anti-utopia. Compared variously to The Decameron, to Hoffman's Serapion Brethren, and the…

Erofeev Venedikt: Moscow to the End of the Line

Скачать книгу (размер 830 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 164) Аннотация: A satirical novel of alcohol, politics, Soviet society, and love. The story of a cable fitter who is fired from his job for charting his co-workers' jobs against the amount of alcohol they have consumed.

Voinovich Vladimir: The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin

Скачать книгу (размер 1 605 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 316) Аннотация: Ivan Chonkin is a simple, bumbling peasant who has been drafted into the Red Army. Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, he is sent to an obscure village with one week's ration of canned meat and orders to guard a downed plane. Apparently forgotten by his unit, Chonkin resumes his life as a peasant and passes the war peacefully tending the village postmistress's garden. Just after the…

Valentin Kataev Malamuth: Time, Forward!

Скачать книгу (размер 1 753 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 345) Аннотация: Valentine Kataev's Time, Forward! is a classic of Soviet Realism. Written in 1932, the novel captures the enthusiasm and the optimism of the First Five-Year Plan in its portrayal of the construction of Magnitogorsk, and enormous metallurgical plant considered one of the finest industrial achievements of the period.

Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol: Place and Selected Writings

Скачать книгу (размер 1 039 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 205) Аннотация: These translations of Gogol's plays restore the vitality of Gogol's language and humour, finally allowing his dramatic art to speak directly to Western readers, directors, actors and theatre-goers. This volume contains The Government Inspector and Marriage — Gogol's greatest full-length plays — and a one-act satire, The Gamblers. Also included are writings on theatre from Gogol's notebooks and…

Andreai Platonovich Platonov: The Foundation Pit

Скачать книгу (размер 713 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 141) Аннотация: Once known only to a small circle of admirers in Russia and the West, Andrey Platonov (1899-1951) has emerged to assume his rightful place as one of the major Russian writers of the twentieth century. Set during a small Russian town during the forcible collectivization of agriculture, The Foundation Pit portrays a group of workmen and local bureaucrats engaged in digging the foundation pit for a…