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Alexander Blok

By Avril Pyman
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Isbn : 1483186083
  • Pages : 386
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 798
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Alexander Blok: Selected Poems showcases the artistic nature of Blok through his poems. The book first presents verses from the collection “Ante Lucem“ and poems of the 1905 revolution. Verses lifted from the two collections are presented. The poems cover various topics and were accomplished in different time frames. Although portions of the poems are only presented, they have managed to illustrate the creative mind of Blok. The text also highlights the works of Blok in English, French, German, Italian, and Russian. An index of first lines and titles are also presented. The book is a fine reference for students of poetry and researchers interested in the works and contributions of Blok in poetry.

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This book, first published in 1947, examines the truly vital and enduring qualities of the leading Russian writers, as literature and as interesting documents of phases of Russian history. This is one of the most striking features of Russian literature since Pushkin – it treated artistically social and political issues that in the more prosperous and stable Western world were dealt with through journalism, mainly. This book analyses Russian literature’s propensity for providing reassurance and guidance to withstand the harsher elements of Russian society by examining some of its leading writers.

Literature and Revolution [First Edition]

By Leon Trotsky
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  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Isbn : 1787209733
  • Pages : 187
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 750
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Book Summary:

Literature and Revolution, written by the founder and commander of the Red Army, Leon Trotsky, in 1924 and first published in 1925, represents a compilation of essays that Trotsky drafted during the summers of 1922 and 1923. This book is a classic work of literary criticism from the Marxist standpoint. By discussing the various literary trends that were around in Russia between the revolutions of 1905 and 1917, Trotsky analyses the concrete forces in society, both progressive as well as reactionary, that helped shape the consciousness of writers at the time. In the book, Trotsky also explains that since the dawn of civilisation art had always borne the stamp of the ruling class and was primarily a vehicle that expressed its tastes and its sensibilities. “It is difficult to predict the extent of self-government which the man of the future may reach or the heights to which he may carry his technique. Social construction and psycho-physical self-education will become two aspects of one and the same process. All the arts—literature, drama, painting, music and architecture will lend this process beautiful form. More correctly, the shell in which the cultural construction and self-education of Communist man will be enclosed, will develop all the vital elements of contemporary art to the highest point. Man will become immeasurably stronger, wiser and subtler; his body will become more harmonized, his movements more rhythmic, his voice more musical. The forms of life will become dynamically dramatic. The average human type will rise to the heights of an Aristotle, a Goethe, or a Marx. And above this ridge new peaks will rise.”—Leon Trotsky

The Fin-de-Siècle World

By Michael Saler
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317604814
  • Pages : 784
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 105
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Book Summary:

This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated collection of essays conveys a vivid picture of a fascinating and hugely significant period in history, the Fin de Siècle. Featuring contributions from over forty international scholars, this book takes a thematic approach to a period of huge upheaval across all walks of life, and is truly innovative in examining the Fin de Siècle from a global perspective. The volume includes pathbreaking essays on how the period was experienced not only in Europe and North America, but also in China, Japan, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, India, and elsewhere across the globe. Thematic topics covered include new concepts of time and space, globalization, the city, and new political movements including nationalism, the "New Liberalism", and socialism and communism. The volume also looks at the development of mass media over this period and emerging trends in culture, such as advertising and consumption, film and publishing, as well as the technological and scientific changes that shaped the world at the turn of the nineteenth century, such as the invention of the telephone, new transport systems, eugenics and physics. The Fin-de-Siècle World also considers issues such as selfhood through chapters looking at gender, sexuality, adolescence, race and class, and considers the importance of different religions, both old and new, at the turn of the century. Finally the volume examines significant and emerging trends in art, music and literature alongside movements such as realism and aestheticism. This volume conveys a vivid picture of how politics, religion, popular and artistic culture, social practices and scientific endeavours fitted together in an exciting world of change. It will be invaluable reading for all students and scholars of the Fin-de-Siècle period.

Funeral Games in Honor of Arthur Vincent Lourié

By Klara Moricz,Simon Morrison
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199829454
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 473
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Book Summary:

Funeral Games in Honor of Arthur Vincent Lourié explores the varied aesthetic impulses and ever-evolving personal motivations of Russian composer Arthur Lourié. A St. Petersburg native allied with the Futurist movement and profoundly sympathetic to Silver Age decadence, Lourié was swept away by the Revolution; he surfaced as a Communist commissar of music before landing in Europe and America, where his career foundered. Making his way by serving others, he became Stravinsky's right-hand man, Serge Koussevitsky's ghostwriter, and philosopher Jacques Maritain's muse. Lourié left his mark on the poems of Anna Akhmatova, on the neoclassical aesthetics of Stravinsky, on Eurasianism, and on Maritain's NeoThomist musings about music. Lourié serves as a flawless lens through which aspects of Silver Age Russia, early Bolshevik rule, and the cultural space of exile come into sharper focus. But this interdisciplinary collection of essays, edited by musicologists Klára Móricz and Simon Morrison, also looks at Lourié himself as an artist and intellectual in his own right. Much of the aesthetic and technical discussion concerns his grandly eulogistic opera The Blackamoor of Peter the Great, understood as both a belated Symbolist work and as a NeoThomist exercise. Despite the importance Lourié attached to the opera as his masterwork, Blackamoor has never been performed, its fate thus serving as an emblem of Lourié's own. Yet even if Lourié seems to have been destined to be but a footnote in the pages of music history, he looms large in studies of emigration and cultural memory. Here Lourié's life, like his last opera, is presented as a meditation on the circumstances and psychology of exile. Ultimately, these essays recover a lost realm of musical and aesthetic possibilities-a Russia that Lourié, and the world, saw disappear.

The Blizzard

By Vladimir Sorokin
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Isbn : 0374709394
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 273
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Book Summary:

A dazzling, utterly distinctive saga from Russia's most celebrated and most controversial novelist Garin, a district doctor, is desperately trying to reach the village of Dolgoye, where a mysterious epidemic is turning people into zombies. He carries with him a vaccine that will prevent the spread of this terrible disease, but is stymied in his travels by an impenetrable blizzard. A trip that should last no more than a few hours turns into a metaphysical journey, an expedition filled with extraordinary encounters, dangerous escapades, torturous imaginings, and amorous adventures. Trapped in an existential storm, Vladimir Sorokin’s characters fight their way across a landscape that owes as much to Chekhov’s Russian countryside as it does to the postapocalyptic terrain of science fiction. Hypnotic, fascinating, and richly drawn, The Blizzard is a seminal work from one of the most inventive authors writing today. Sorokin has created yet another boldly original work, which combines an avant-garde sensibility with a taste for the absurd and the grotesque, all while delivering stinging truths about contemporary life and modern-day Russia.

The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry

By Robert Chandler,Irina Mashinski,Boris Dralyuk
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0141972262
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 617
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Book Summary:

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).

Modern Russian Poetry: An Anthology (1921)

By Alexander Pushkin
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 144749394X
  • Pages : 218
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 926
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Book Summary:

This early anthology of Russian poetry was compiled and translated by Deutsch and Yermolinksy and was originally published in 1921. It provides a fascinating and absorbing collection of some of the work of Russia’s greatest poets from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Deutsch and Yermolinksy provide a comprehensive and informative look at the subject, making this work a valuable addition to the bookshelf of any literary historian, enthusiast of Russian poetry or newcomer to the genre. Poets featured include: Alexander Pushkin - Yevgeny Baratynsky - Alexey Koltzov - Mikhail Lermontov - Fyodor Tyutchev - Nikolai Nekrasov - Alexey K. Tolstoy - Apollon Maikov - Afanasy Shenshin-Foeth - Yakov Polonsky - Vladimir Solovyov - N. Minsky - Dmitry Merezhkovsky - Fyodor Sologub - Zinaida Hippius - Konstantin Balmont - Valery Brusov - Ivan Bunin - Vyacheslav Ivanov - Yurgis Baltrushaitis - Maximilian Voloshin - Mikhail Kuzmin - Georgy Chulkov - Alexander Blok - andrey Bely - Victor Hofman - Vasily Bashkin - Sergey Gorodetzky - Anna Akhmatova - Igor Severyanin - Nikolai Kluyev - Lubov Stolitza - Sergi Yesenin - Z. Shishova - Piotr Oreshin - Anatoly Marienhof. This vintage and rare text is being republished in a high quality, modern and affordable format, and comes complete with a new, specially-written concise biography.

The Collected Works. Illustrated

By Leon Trotsky
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Isbn : PKEY:SMP2200000096364
  • Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 241
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Leon Trotsky was a Ukrainian-Russian Marxist revolutionary, political theorist and politician. Ideologically a communist, he developed a variant of Marxism which has become known as Trotskyism. His politics differed from some aspects from those of Stalin or Mao Zedong, most importantly in his rejection of the theory of Socialism in one country and his declaring of the need for an international “permanent revolution.” This book contains: Trotsky on Lenin, My Life, The Revolution Betrayed, The Bolsheviki and World Peace and others. 1. My Life 2. The Revolution Betrayed 3. Our Revolution Essays on Working-Class and International Revolution, 1904-1917 4. Dictatorship vs. Democracy 5. From October to Brest-Litovsk 6. Lenin 7. Results and Prospects 8. The Permanent Revolution 9. Literature and Revolution 10. The Bolsheviki and World Peace