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Russian Stories - A Dual-Language Book

Russian Stories - A Dual-Language Book

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Twelve Short Stories by Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy, and more

The story. or novella, as a literary genre has a much shorter history in Russia than in some Western Countries, but it has nevertheless produced important works by some of the greatest names in Russian literature.

This dual-language volume contains 12 such stories-memorable tales by Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Pushkin, Chekhov, Gogol, Turgenev, Bunin, and other masters. Each selection is presented in the original Russian with an excellent literal English translation on the facing pages.

Also included are linguistic and cultural notes, a Russian-English vocabulary, study questions and more. In addition, Professor Struve has supplied an enlightening introduction to the Russian short story, as well as concise biographical/critical introductions to each selection.

An especially helpful feature for students of Russian is the presence of stress accents in the Russian text, a feature usually found only in primers.

Stories in This Volume:

Alexander Pushkin.......The Stationmaster
Nikolay Gogol..............The Nose
Ivan Turgenev.............A Living Relic
Fyodor Dostoevsky........Bobok
Leo Tolstoy..................The Three Hermits
Nikolay Leskov.............The Clothesmender
Anton Chekhov.............Sleepy
Fyodor Sologub.............In Bondage
Ivan Bunin....................Sunstroke
Evgeny Zamyatin...........The Cave
Isaac Babel...................The Death of Dolgushov
Mikhail Zoshchenko........Yuletide Story

For any student of Russian language or literature, this convenient treasury of representative tales offers a wonderful opportunity to learn the language through the literature and to gain rich insight into Russian life, culture and literary trditions.

Paperback Book, 394 Pages