by Svetlana Evdokimova, Alexander Pushkin S Little Tragedies Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Alexander Pushkin S Little Tragedies book, Alexander Pushkin’s four compact plays, later known as The Little Tragedies, were written at the height of the author’s creative powers, and their influence on many Russian and Western writers cannot be overestimated. Yet Western readers are far more familiar with Pushkin’s lyrics, narrative poems, and prose than with his drama. The Little Tragedies have received few translations or scholarly examinations. Setting out to redress this and to reclaim a cornerstone of Pushkin’s work, Evodokimova and her distinguished contributors offer the first thorough critical study of these plays. They examine the historical roots and connective themes of the plays, offer close readings, and track the transformation of the works into other genres. This volume includes a significant new translation by James Falen of the plays—"The Covetous Knight," "Mozart and Salieri," "The Stone Guest," and "A Feast in Time of Plague."
by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, The Little Tragedies Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Little Tragedies book, In addition she provides critical essays examining each play in depth, a discussion of her approach to translating the plays, and a consideration of the genre of these dramatic pieces and their performability."--BOOK JACKET.
by Alexander Pushkin, Boris Godunov Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Boris Godunov book, The collected dramatic works of the father of modern Russian literature In a tale of intrigue, deception, murder, and retribution, Boris Godunov charts the rise and fall of an ambitious prince who cannot avoid facing the consequences of his dark past. Based on the historical figure of the nobleman Boris Godunov, who seized power from Ivan the Terrible’s successor in 16th-century Russia, and partly inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Alexander Pushkin’s 1825 play showcases the author’s mastery of verse and dramatic form. Also included are Pushkin’s celebrated four Little Tragedies: Mozart and Salieri, The Miserly Knight, The Stone Guest, and A Feast During the Plague; as well as pictures and an extensive section about the author's life and works.
by Aleksander Pushkin, Boris Godunov And The Little Tragedies Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Boris Godunov And The Little Tragedies book, Boris Godunov recounts the tragic conflict between Tsar Boris and the pretender Dimitri. Following the death of Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov became regent for the feeble-minded Tsar Fyodor, the heir to whose throne, the boy-prince Dimitri, died mysteriously in 1591. It was widely rumoured that Boris had murdered him, and when a renegade monk later appeared claiming to be Dimitri, he rapidly became a focus for revolt. The four other plays in this volume belong to Pushkin's Little Tragedies. They are A Feast in Time of Plague, The Miserly Knight, Mozart and Salieri and The Stone Guest.
by Alexander Pushkin, Boris Godunov And Other Dramatic Works Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Boris Godunov And Other Dramatic Works book, James E. Falen's verse translation consists of Boris Godunov, A Scene from Faust, the four Little Tragedies and Rusalka. It is accompanied by a penetrating Introduction by Caryl Emerson on Russia's most cosmopolitan playwright.
by Joe Peschio, The Poetics Of Impudence And Intimacy In The Age Of Pushkin Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Poetics Of Impudence And Intimacy In The Age Of Pushkin book, In early nineteenth-century Russia, members of jocular literary societies gathered to recite works written in the lightest of genres: the friendly verse epistle, the burlesque, the epigram, the comic narrative poem, the prose parody. In a period marked by the Decembrist Uprising and heightened state scrutiny into private life, these activities were hardly considered frivolous; such works and the domestic, insular spaces within which they were created could be seen by the Russian state as rebellious, at times even treasonous. Joe Peschio offers the first comprehensive history of the "shalost'"--a word which could refer to behaviors like practical joking, insubordination, ritual humiliation, or vandalism, among other things, but also to literary manifestations of such behaviors such as the use of obscenities in poems, impenetrably obscure allusions, and all manner of inside jokes. He argues for its importance as a form of challenge to the legitimacy of existing literary institutions and sometimes the Russian regime itself. Working with a wide variety of primary texts--from verse epistles to denunciations, etiquette manuals, and unknown archival materials--Peschio argues that the formal innovations by such "prankish" types of literary behavior posed a greater threat to the watchful Russian government than ordinary civic verse or overtly polemical prose.