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Everyman's Library #170: The Cossacks

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“Tolstoy’s lavish and always graphic use of detail,” wrote John Bayley, “together of course with its romance and exotic setting . . . has made The Cossacks the most popular of all his works.” This vibrant new translation of Tolstoy’s 1862 novel, by PEN Translation Award winner Peter Constantine, is the author’s semiautobiographical depiction of young Olenin, a wealthy, disaffected Muscovite, who joins the Russian army and travels to the untamed frontier of the Caucasus in search of a more authentic life. Quartered with his regiment in a Cossack village, Olenin revels in the glories of nature and the rough strength of the Cossacks and Chechens. Smitten by his unrequited love for a local girl, Maryanka, Olenin has a profound but ultimately short-lived spiritual awakening. Try as he might to assimilate, he remains an awkward outsider and his long search for a more enlightened and purposeful existence comes to naught.

With the philosophical insight that would characterize Tolstoy’s later masterpieces, this long overdue major new translation is a revelation.

 

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Synopsis:

This novel of love, adventure, and male rivalry on the frontiers of nineteenth-century Russia — completed in 1862, when Tolstoy was in his early thirties — has always surprised readers who know Tolstoy best through the vast, panoramic fictions of his middle years. Unlike those works, The Cossacks is lean and supple, economical in design and execution.

About the Author

PETER CONSTANTINE was awarded the 1998 PEN Translation Prize for Six Early Stories, by Thomas Mann, and the 1999 National Translation Award for The Undiscovered Chekhov. Widely acclaimed for his recent translation of the complete works of Isaac Babel, he also translated Gogols Taras Bulba for the Modern Library. His translations of fiction and poetry have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, Harpers, and The Paris Review. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679431312
Translator:
Maude, Aylmer
Translator:
Maude, Louise
Translator:
Maude, Aylmer
Author:
Tolstoy, Leo
Author:
Tolstoy, Leo Nikolayevich
Author:
Maude, Louise
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Russian & Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Cossacks
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;russia;19th century;russian;literature;novel;russian literature;cossacks;classics;tolstoy;caucasus;classic
Series:
Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Series Volume:
170
Publication Date:
19940531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.36x5.20x.69 in. .73 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This novel of love, adventure, and male rivalry on the frontiers of nineteenth-century Russia — completed in 1862, when Tolstoy was in his early thirties — has always surprised readers who know Tolstoy best through the vast, panoramic fictions of his middle years. Unlike those works, The Cossacks is lean and supple, economical in design and execution.
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