The Little Angel, and Other Stories

The Little Angel, and Other Stories

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  • Author: Leonid Andreyev
  • Publisher: DigiCat
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 127

A remarkable collection of short expressionist stories by Russian playwright, novelist, and short-story writer, Leonid Nikolaievich Andreyev, who was considered to be the father of Expressionism in Russian literature. Traces of compassion, beauty, and sympathetic insight are encountered on every page side by side with barbarity and crudeness, the reason being that Andreyev portrays life without hiding, without neglecting any part of it. The Little Angel, and other stories (1916) was of one of his collections that were extensively translated into book form. The plots in these stories are straightforward, the characters are isolated, and the endings are harsh and profound in their sadness. Because of the cumulative descriptions of the strange and the dreadful, Andreyev has been called the Russian Edgar Allan Poe. During the 1914-1929 period, America was eager for anything similar to Edgar Allan Poe. As Poe's Russian equivalent, translations of Andreyev's work found a ready audience in the English-speaking world. This collection contains the following short stories: The Little Angel At the Roadside Station Snapper The Lie An Original Petka at the Bungalow Silence Laughter The Friend In the Basement The City The Marseillaise The Tocsin Bargamot and Garaska Stepping-stones The Spy


The angel of the iceberg, and other stories and parables

The angel of the iceberg, and other stories and parables

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  • Author: John Todd
  • Publisher:
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  • Category : Angels
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 284


The Little Angel

The Little Angel

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  • Author: Leonid Andreyev
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • ISBN: 9780483604629
  • Category :
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 246

Excerpt from The Little Angel: And Other Stories Leonid nikolaivich andreyev was born in Orel in 1871. After his father's death he was thrown upon his own resources, but managed to study at both Petrograd and Moscow Universi ties, graduating in Law in 1897. During this period he endured great hardship - often even actual hunger - and was the victim of deep mel ancholia. His first writings were unsuccessful; and, for a time, he devoted himself to painting. Later he came into touch with the Russian press as police-court reporter for a leading newspaper. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècle

Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècle

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  • Author: Frederick White
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 1526102129
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 304

Early in the twentieth century, Russia was experiencing a decadent period of cultural degeneration just as science was developing ways to identify medical conditions which supposedly reflected the health of the entire nation. Leonid Andreev, the leading literary figure of his time, stepped into the breach of this scientific discourse with literary works about degenerates. The spirited social debates on mental illness, morality and sexual deviance which resulted from these works became part of the ongoing battle over the definition and depiction of the irrational, complicated by Andreev’s own publicised bouts with neurasthenia. This book examines the concept of pathology in Russia, the influence of European medical discourse, the development of Russian psychiatry, and the role that it had in popular culture, by investigating the life and works of Andreev. It engages the emergence of psychiatry and the role that art played in the development of this objective science.


Chinese Fiction of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Chinese Fiction of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

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  • Author: Patrick Hanan
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 9780231133241
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 285

It has often been said that the nineteenth century was a relatively stagnant period for Chinese fiction, but preeminent scholar Patrick Hanan shows that the opposite is true: the finest novels of the nineteenth century show a constant experimentation and evolution. In this collection of detailed and insightful essays, Hanan examines Chinese fiction before and during the period in which Chinese writers first came into contact with western fiction. Hanan explores the uses made of fiction by westerners in China; the adaptation and integration of western methods in Chinese fiction; and the continued vitality of the Chinese fictional tradition. Some western missionaries, for example, wrote religious novels in Chinese, almost always with the aid of native assistants who tended to change aspects of the work to "fit" Chinese taste. Later, such works as Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle," Jonathan Swift's "A Voyage to Lilliput," the novels of Jules Verne, and French detective stories were translated into Chinese. These interventions and their effects are explored here for virtually the first time.


The Year Book of Modern Languages

The Year Book of Modern Languages

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  • Author: Gilbert Waterhouse
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
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  • Category : Languages, Modern
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 209


Poor Folk and Other Stories

Poor Folk and Other Stories

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  • Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141907827
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 288

With their penetrating psychological insight and their emphasis on human dignity, respect and forgiveness, Dostoyevsky's early short stories contain the seeds of the themes that came to his major novels. Poor Folk, the author's first great literary triumph, is the story of a tragic relationship between an impoverished copy clerk and a young seamstress, told through their passionate letters to each other. In The Landlady Dostoyevsky portrays a dreamer hero who is captivated by a curious couple and becomes their lodger. Mr Prokharchin, inspired by a true story, is a sly comedy centring on an eccentric miser, and Polzunkov is a powerful character sketch which, in common with the other tales in this volume, questions the very nature of existence.


Index to Short Stories

Index to Short Stories

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  • Category : Short stories
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 537


The Chinese Translation of Russian Literature

The Chinese Translation of Russian Literature

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  • Author: Mark Gamsa
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004168443
  • Category : History
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 430

Focusing on the translation and translators of Boris Savinkov, Mikhail Artsybashev and Leonid Andreev, this book explores the processes of the translation, transmission and interpretation of Russian literature in China during the first half of the 20th century.


Branwell & Other Stories

Branwell & Other Stories

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  • Author: Michael Yates
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0956151345
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 174

In these six exciting stories, Branwell, the Bronte boy who ruled an imaginary childhood world, has failed as poet and painter and slips down the road of drink and despair; passionate Alice, searching for a man she can love as she once loved her father, ignores the desperate struggle of her daughter Maudie to make a life of her own; idealistic Mr Berry, trapped in a dead-end job in a failing boys' school, discovers the secret of an illiterate 11-year old, and is forced to re-examine his own life; John Poulson, corrupt Yorkshire architect imprisoned for bribing his way to success, determines to write a book to clear his name and identify the guilty men; simple-minded Mel recalls his best pal Adrian, killed in an accident, but fails to grasp the relationship between Adrian and his own wife Beatrice; and 50 years ago in Dallas, John F Kennedy narrowly escapes an assassin's bullet - and goes on to change the course of history.