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The Portable Twentieth-Century Russian Reader (Penguin Classics)


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ISBN13: 9780142437575
ISBN10: 0142437573
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Clarence Brown's marvelous collection introduces readers to the most resonant voices of twentieth-century Russia. It includes stories by Chekhov, Gorky, Bunin, Zamyatin, Babel, Nabokov, Solzhenitsyn, and Voinovich; excerpts from Andrei Bely's Petersburg, Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita, Boris Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago, and Sasha Solokov's A School for Fools; the complete text of Yuri Olesha's 1927 masterpiece Envy; and poetry by Alexander Blok, Anna Akhmatova, and Osip Mandelstam.


Authoritative English translations of the modern Russian masters

About the Author

Clarence Brown is an acclaimed translator and professor of comparative literature at Princeton University. He is the translator of the Penguin Classics edition of We by Yevgeny Zamyatin.

Table of Contents

The Portable Twentieth-Century Russian Reader Introduction by Clarence Brown

Leo Tolstoy

Alyosha the Pot (Clarence Brown)

Anton Chekhov

The Bishop (Marion Fell)

Maxim Gorky

Recollections of Leo Tolstoy (Clarence Brown)

Ivan Bunin

Light Breathing (Clarence Brown)

Nadezhda Teffi

Time (Edythe C. Haber)

Alexander Blok

A Girl Was Singing

The Stranger (both by Jon Stallworthy and Peter France)

Andrei Bely

From Petersburg (Robert A. Maguire and John E. Malmstad)

Evgeni Zamyatin

The Cave (Avrahm Yarmolinsky)

Velimir Khlebnikov

Nikolai (Clarence Brown)

Anna Akhmatova

Three things in this world he loved

We're no good at saying good-bye


When a man dies

Courage (all by Clarence Brown)

Andrei Platonov

The Potudan River (Joseph Barnes)

Boris Pasternak

Varykino (from Dr. Zhivago)

Hamlet (from Dr. Zhivago)

March (from Dr. Zhivago)

(Max Hayward and Manya Harari)

Osip Mandelstam

Theodosia (Clarence Brown)

The Admiralty

The thread of gold cordial flowed


O Lord, help me to live through this night

The Last Supper

(all except "Theodosia" by Clarence Brown and W. S. Merwin)

Mikhail Bulgakov

From The Master and Margarita (Michael Glenny)

Isaac Babel

My First Goose (Andrew R. MacAndrew)

How it Was Done in Odessa (Andrew R. MacAndrew)

My First Fee (Max Hayward)

Mikhail Zoshchenko

Bees and People

From Before Sunrise (both by Clarence Brown)

Yuri Olesha

Envy (Clarence Brown)

Vladimir Nabokov

The Return of the Chorb (Dimitri Nabokov)

The Visit to the Museum (Dimitri Nabokov and Simon Karlinsky)

Nadezhda Mandlestam

A May Night (from Hope against Hope)

Last Letter (from Hope Abandoned)

(both by Max Hayward)

Daniil Kharms

Anecdotes About Pushkin's Life

The Connection (both by George Gibian)

Varlam Shalamov

Prosthetic Appliances (from Kolyma Tales)

A Child's Drawings (from Kolyma Tales)

Lend-Lease (from Kolyma Tales)

(John Glad)

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Matryona's Home (H. T. Willets)

Yuri Kazakov

Adam and Eve (H. T. Willetts)

Georgi Vladimov

From Faithful Ruslan (Michael Glenny)

Vladimir Voinovich

A Circle of Friends (Richard Lourie)

Sasha Sokolov

From A School for Fools (Carl R. Proffer)

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vhelan_dhika, May 18, 2010 (view all comments by vhelan_dhika)
nice book :D

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Product Details

Brown, Clarence
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Brown, Clarence
Brown, Clarence
Brown, Clarence
Penguin Books
Continental european
General Fiction
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 12
7.76x6.38x1.14 in. .95 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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