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By Mikhail Lermontov

ISBN-10: 1101057211

ISBN-13: 9781101057216

A super new translation of a perennial favourite of Russian Literature

The first significant Russian novel, A Hero of Our Time used to be either lauded and reviled upon e-book. Its dissipated hero, twenty-five-year-old Pechorin, is a gorgeous and magnetic yet nihilistic younger military officer, bored via existence and detached to his many sexual conquests. Chronicling his unforgettable adventures within the Caucasus regarding brigands, smugglers, squaddies, opponents, and enthusiasts, this vintage story of alienation motivated Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and Chekhov in Lermontov's personal century, and unearths its modern day opposite numbers in Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange, the novels of Chuck Palahniuk, and the flicks and performs of Neil LaBute.

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II It is hardly surprising, then, if a young poet seldom does well in his examinations. If he does, then, either he is also a scholar in the making, or he is a very good boy indeed. A medical student knows that he must study anatomy in order to become a doctor, so he has a reason for study. A future scholar has a reason, because he knows more or less what he wants to know. But there is nothing a would-be poet knows he has to know. He is at the mercy of the immediate moment because he has no concrete reason for not yielding to its demands and, for all he knows now, surrendering to his immediate desire may turn out later to have been the best thing he could have done.

H. Lawrence's Studies in Classic American Literature. I remember my disappointment, when, after reading the essay on Fenimore Cooper which is highly critical, I hurried off to read him. Unfortunately, I did not find Cooper nearly as exciting as Lawrence had made him sound. The second advantage which a poet possesses is that such satisfactions to the ego as the writing of poetry can provide have been taken care of in his case. I should not expect a poet turned critic to become either a prig, a critic's critic, a romantic novelist or a maniac.

This has its advantages. Though the Master The Dyer's Hand is deaf and dumb and gives neither instruction nor criticism, the apprentice can choose any Master he likes, living or dead, the Master is available at any hour of the day or night, lessons are all for free, and his passionate admiration of his Master will ensure that he work hard to please him. To please means to imitate and it is impossible to do a recognizable imitation of a poet without attending to every detail of his diction, rhythms and habits of sensibility.

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