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By Alexander Levitsky

The recognized quantity with a compelling entice myth fans and someone attracted to Russian history.

A consistent thread woven in the course of the historical past of Russian literature is that of delusion and an get away from the limits of realism. Worlds aside is the 1st single-volume anthology that explores this interesting and dominant topic of Russian literature--from its origins within the provincial folks story, via its emergence within the Romantic interval within the stories of Pushkin, Lermontov, and Turgenev, to its modern incarnation lower than the clouds of authoritarianism, revolution, mechanization, and modernization--with all-new translations of the main literary masterpieces that show the intensity and ingenuity of the Russian mind's eye because it developed over a interval of tumultuous political, social, and technological upheaval.

Alexander Levitsky, maybe the world's optimal professional in this style, has chosen and supplied enticing and informative introductions to the choices that at the same time signify the works of Russia's most sensible authors and show the dominant topics of her heritage. The authors variety from customary figures--Pushkin, Lermontov, Turgenev, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Bulgakov, and Bely--to writers virtually unknown outdoors the Slavic international equivalent to Derzhavin, Bulgarin, Kuprin and Pilniak. Worlds Apart is an awe-provoking anthology with a compelling allure either to the fable fanatic and a person with an abiding curiosity in Russian background and culture.

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