Russian Magic Tales from Pushkin to Platonov

This edition also includes an appendix, bibliography and notes. Translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler With Sibelan Forrester, Anna Gunin and Olga Meerson

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Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141392547

Category: Fiction

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'She turned into a frog, into a lizard, into all kinds of other reptiles and then into a spindle' In these tales, young women go on long and difficult quests, wicked stepmothers turn children into geese and tsars ask dangerous riddles, with help or hindrance from magical dolls, cannibal witches, talking skulls, stolen wives, and brothers disguised as wise birds. Half the tales here are true oral tales, collected by folklorists during the last two centuries, while the others are reworkings of oral tales by four great Russian writers: Alexander Pushkin, Nadezhda Teffi, Pavel Bazhov and Andrey Platonov. In his introduction to these new translations, Robert Chandler writes about the primitive magic inherent in these tales and the taboos around them, while in the afterword, Sibelan Forrester discusses the witch Baba Yaga. This edition also includes an appendix, bibliography and notes. Translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler With Sibelan Forrester, Anna Gunin and Olga Meerson
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The Captain s Daughter

His cotranslations of AndreyPlatonov have won prizesboth inthe U.K. andinthe
United States. Heis the editor andmain translator of RussianShort Stories from
Pushkin to Buida and Russian Magic Tales from Pushkin to Platonov. Together
with ...

Author: Alexander Pushkin

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590177440

Category: Fiction

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An NYRB Classics Original Alexander Pushkin’s short novel is set during the reign of Catherine the Great, when the Cossacks rose up in rebellion against the Russian empress. Presented as the memoir of Pyotr Grinyov, a nobleman, The Captain’s Daughter tells how, as a feckless youth and fledgling officer, Grinyov was sent from St. Petersburg to serve in faraway southern Russia. Traveling to take up this new post, Grinyov loses his shirt gambling and then loses his way in a terrible snowstorm, only to be guided to safety by a mysterious peasant. With impulsive gratitude Grinyov hands over his fur coat to his savior, never mind the cold. Soon after he arrives at Fort Belogorsk, Grinyov falls in love with Masha, the beautiful young daughter of his captain. Then Pugachev, leader of the Cossack rebellion, surrounds the fort. Resistance, he has made it clear, will be met with death. At once a fairy tale and a thrilling historical novel, this singularly Russian work of the imagination is also a timeless, universal, and very winning story of how love and duty can summon pluck and luck to confront calamity.
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The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry

His Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida and Russian Magic Tales from
Pushkin to Platonov are published in Penguin Classics. BORIS DRALYUK holds
a PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures from UCLA and is a Lecturer in ...

Author: Robert Chandler

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141972268

Category: Poetry

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An enchanting collection of the very best of Russian poetry, edited by acclaimed translator Robert Chandler together with poets Boris Dralyuk and Irina Mashinski. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, poetry's pre-eminence in Russia was unchallenged, with Pushkin and his contemporaries ushering in the 'Golden Age' of Russian literature. Prose briefly gained the high ground in the second half of the nineteenth century, but poetry again became dominant in the 'Silver Age' (the early twentieth century), when belief in reason and progress yielded once more to a more magical view of the world. During the Soviet era, poetry became a dangerous, subversive activity; nevertheless, poets such as Osip Mandelstam and Anna Akhmatova continued to defy the censors. This anthology traces Russian poetry from its Golden Age to the modern era, including work by several great poets - Georgy Ivanov and Varlam Shalamov among them - in captivating modern translations by Robert Chandler and others. The volume also includes a general introduction, chronology and individual introductions to each poet. Robert Chandler is an acclaimed poet and translator. His many translations from Russian include works by Aleksandr Pushkin, Nikolay Leskov, Vasily Grossman and Andrey Platonov, while his anthologies of Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida and Russian Magic Tales are both published in Penguin Classics. Irina Mashinski is a bilingual poet and co-founder of the StoSvet literary project. Her most recent collection is 2013's Ophelia i masterok [Ophelia and the Trowel]. Boris Dralyuk is a Lecturer in Russian at the University of St Andrews and translator of many books from Russian, including, most recently, Isaac Babel's Red Cavalry (2014).
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Memories

His cotranslations of Andrey Platonov have won prizes both in the UK and in the
US. He is the editor and main translator of Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to
Buida and Russian Magic Tales from Pushkin to Platonov. Together with Boris ...

Author: Teffi

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590179529

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Considered Teffi’s single greatest work, Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea is a deeply personal account of the author’s last months in Russia and Ukraine, suffused with her acute awareness of the political currents churning around her, many of which have now resurfaced. In 1918, in the immediate aftermath of the Russian Revolution, Teffi, whose stories and journalism had made her a celebrity in Moscow, was invited to read from her work in Ukraine. She accepted the invitation eagerly, though she had every intention of returning home. As it happened, her trip ended four years later in Paris, where she would spend the rest of her life in exile. None of this was foreseeable when she arrived in German-occupied Kiev to discover a hotbed of artistic energy and experimentation. When Kiev fell several months later to Ukrainian nationalists, Teffi fled south to Odessa, then on to the port of Novorossiysk, from which she embarked at last for Constantinople. Danger and death threaten throughout Memories, even as the book displays the brilliant style, keen eye, comic gift, and deep feeling that have made Teffi one of the most beloved of twentieth-century Russian writers.
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Happy Moscow

"An NYRB classics original"--P. [4] of cover.

Author: Andrey Platonov

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590175859

Category: Fiction

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Works originally written ca. 1930s-1950s.
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Portraits without Frames

Isaac Babel, Dmitry Shostakovich, and Anna Akhmatova star in this series of portraits of some of the greatest writers, artists, and composers of the twentieth century.

Author: Lev Ozerov

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781681372693

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Isaac Babel, Dmitry Shostakovich, and Anna Akhmatova star in this series of portraits of some of the greatest writers, artists, and composers of the twentieth century. "We stopped and Shklovsky told me / quietly, but clearly, / 'Remember, we are on our way out. / On our way out.' And I recalled / ... the wall of books, / all written by a man / who lived / in times that were hard to bear." Lev Ozerov’s Portraits Without Frames offers fifty shrewd and moving glimpses into the lives of Soviet writers, composers, and artists caught between the demands of art and politics. Some of the subjects—like Anna Akhmatova, Isaac Babel, Andrey Platonov, and Dmitry Shostakovich—are well-known, others less so. All are evoked with great subtlety and vividness, as is the fraught and dangerous time in which they lived. Composed in free verse of deceptively artless simplicity, Ozerov’s portraits are like nothing else in Russian poetry.
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An Armenian Sketchbook

The novel was of little interest to him, but he needed money and was evidently glad of an excuse to travel to Armenia. An Armenian Sketchbook is his account of the two months he spent there.

Author: Vasily Grossman

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590176351

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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An NYRB Classics Original Few writers had to confront as many of the last century’s mass tragedies as Vasily Grossman, who wrote with terrifying clarity about the Shoah, the Battle of Stalingrad, and the Terror Famine in the Ukraine. An Armenian Sketchbook, however, shows us a very different Grossman, notable for his tenderness, warmth, and sense of fun. After the Soviet government confiscated—or, as Grossman always put it, “arrested”—Life and Fate, he took on the task of revising a literal Russian translation of a long Armenian novel. The novel was of little interest to him, but he needed money and was evidently glad of an excuse to travel to Armenia. An Armenian Sketchbook is his account of the two months he spent there. This is by far the most personal and intimate of Grossman’s works, endowed with an air of absolute spontaneity, as though he is simply chatting to the reader about his impressions of Armenia—its mountains, its ancient churches, its people—while also examining his own thoughts and moods. A wonderfully human account of travel to a faraway place, An Armenian Sketchbook also has the vivid appeal of a self-portrait.
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Brodsky Translating Brodsky Poetry in Self Translation

Is it found? Gained? Won? What happens when a poet decides to give his favorite Russian poems a new life in English? Are the new texts shadows, twins or doppelgangers of their originals-or are they something completely different?

Author: Alexandra Berlina

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781623566968

Category: Literary Criticism

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Winner of the Anna Balakian Prize 2016 Is poetry lost in translation, or is it perhaps the other way around? Is it found? Gained? Won? What happens when a poet decides to give his favorite Russian poems a new life in English? Are the new texts shadows, twins or doppelgangers of their originals-or are they something completely different? Does the poet resurrect himself from the death of the author by reinterpreting his own work in another language, or does he turn into a monster: a bilingual, bicultural centaur? Alexandra Berlina, herself a poetry translator and a 2012 Barnstone Translation Prize laureate, addresses these questions in this new study of Joseph Brodsky, whose Nobel-prize-winning work has never yet been discussed from this perspective.
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The Sky Wept Fire

Yet it is not merely the story of the battle for Chechnya: this is the story of the battle within the heart, the struggle to conquer fear, hold on to faith and preserve one's humanity.

Author: Mikail Eldin

Publisher: Portobello Books

ISBN: 9781846273926

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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On the eve of the first Chechen war in the 1990s, Mikail Eldin was a young and nave arts journalist. By the end of the second war, he had become a battle-hardened war reporter and mountain partisan who had endured torture and imprisonment in a concentration camp. His compelling memoir traces the unfolding of the conflict from day one, with vivid scenes right from the heart of the war. The Sky Wept Fire presents a unique glimpse into the lives of the Chechen resistance, providing testimony of great historical value. Yet it is not merely the story of the battle for Chechnya: this is the story of the battle within the heart, the struggle to conquer fear, hold on to faith and preserve one's humanity. Eldin was fated to witness key events in Chechnya's history: from the first day of the attack on Grozny, and the full-scale Russian invasion that followed it, to the siege of Grozny five years later that razed the city to the ground and has been compared to the destruction of Dresden. Resurrecting these memories with extraordinary lyricism, Eldin observes the sights, the sounds and smells of war. Having fled Grozny alongside the droves of refugees, he joins the defending army - yet he always considers his role as that of journalist and witness. Shortly after joining the Chechen resistance, Eldin is captured in the mountains. He undergoes barbaric torture as his captors attempt to break his will. They fail to make him talk, and he is eventually transferred to a concentration camp. There a new struggle awaits him: the battle to overcome his own suicidal thoughts and ensuing insanity.
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Requiem for a Soldier

From one of Russia's greatest authors comes a ferocious and anarchically comic topical tale of life in the Russian army

Author: Oleg Pavlov

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ISBN: 1908276584

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From one of Russia's greatest authors comes a ferocious and anarchically comic topical tale of life in the Russian army
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Essays in Poetics

On the one hand , this magic power is reminiscent of the ' grey wolf of Russian
folk - tales , the wolf who saves Ivan Tsarevich and bears him on his back to the
Firebird . ... The power of Platonov ' s irony lies in the way he uses , for this
statement of the new revolutionary mythology , the most prosaic of images - that
... In Pushkin , in Maiakovsky and in Zamiatin , the theme of ursification - of man
becoming a ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015069058595

Category: Formalism (Literary analysis)

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The Clique

Platonov , History of Russia , 1925 Paleologue , Ambassador's Memoirs , odds
Nicolaievsky , Aseff , the Russian Judas Uralov , The ... Especially books on :
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Tales , 13 vols . or odds Coxwell , Siberian and Other Folk Tales Dostoevsky ,
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Category: Rare books

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Sputnik

Russian Assault on the NHL's Cherished Trophy Cycling Across Snow - bound
Land A Sinister Husband Torn Between ... Stories from the First Volume In the
Labyrinth of Prophesies The Great Criminal Revolution Stories by Andrei
Platonov ... March South or the Journey of Catherine the Great to the Crimea
COOKERY FAIRY - TALE Nikita Kozhemyaka The ... Bran Men in the Kitchen
Making Easter Foods Everybody Knows About Parsley What was on the Table in
Pushkin's Time ?

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Category: Russia (Federation)

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Facets Video Encyclopedia

Author: Catherine Foley

Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers, Limited

ISBN: IND:30000067544308

Category: Performing Arts

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Calling it 'a virtual cinemath'que on video', the Telluride Film Festival gave its coveted Silver Medallion award to Facets Video Encyclopedia. The Encyclopedia lists more than 35,000 rare films on video, laser disc and DVD. Included are foreign, independent, classic American, silent, documentary, experimental, cult and children's films. Each is carefully described and lists director, country of origin, year and running time credits and is categorized and cross-referenced by director and country. All films are available for sale or rent from Facets Multimedia.
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World Literature Today

Russian one of the most popular people in the world ' ... Russian literature is still
alive and well and has not yet been consumed by the commercialism that has ,
alas , engulfed most of ... ISBN 1 - 56663198 - X . The magic of childhood , with
its gildI ed memories of unfettered summer days spent basking in a ... Andrei
Platonov ' s tale of a fiveyear - old boy left to his ... Anatoly Pristavkin ' s Pushkin
Prize winner " Kukushkin ' s Kids , or The CuckV alery Safoshkin is a Moscow
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