Frank Miller, Valentina Brougher, Mark Lipovetsky's 50 Writers. An Anthology of 20th Century Russian Short PDF

By Frank Miller, Valentina Brougher, Mark Lipovetsky

The most important, such a lot entire anthology of its type, this quantity brings jointly major, consultant tales from each decade of the 20th century. It contains the prose of formally well-known writers and dissidents, either famous and ignored or forgotten, plus new authors from the tip of the century. the decisions replicate a number of the literary traits and techniques to depicting truth during this period: conventional realism, modernism, socialist realism, and post-modernism. Taken as a complete, the tales trap each significant element of Russian existence, heritage and tradition within the 20th century. the wealthy array of topics and kinds can be of great curiosity to scholars and readers who are looking to find out about Russia throughout the enticing style of the quick tale.

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His deeply set eyes looked down, and his massive cheekbones, covered with a sparse, grayish beard, were clamped tight, as if made of iron. And the medical assistant, who was waiting for a response from him, began to feel selfconscious and awkward because, as it happened, he had been studying physiognomics2 for a long time and, observing the large, lusterless bald spot on Lavrenty Petrovich’s head, had assigned the merchant to the category of the good-hearted; now he had to move him to the category of the bad-tempered.

So we’ve had a good time drinking our tea—just heavenly! ” he would say, although Lavrenty Petrovich drank tea by himself and would not have kept anyone company. He was very proud of his deacon’s position, which he had received only three years earlier, having been a psalm-reader before. And he would ask everyone—be it a patient or a visitor—how tall that person’s wife was. — 47 —  Leonid Andreyev  “My wife is very tall,” he would say proudly after this or that answer.

On the nurses’ orders he moved his body laboriously to the bathroom or seated it at a table where all the patients capable of moving dined and had tea. People examined him all over, devoting their attention to him as no one had in his life before, but in spite of all this attention, a vague feeling of profound loneliness stayed with him all day long. It was as though Lavrenty Petrovich were going somewhere very far away, and everything around him had a temporary quality, ill-suited for a long stay.

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