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An Anthology of Russian Literature from Earliest Writings to by Nicholas Rzhevsky

By Nicholas Rzhevsky

Russia has a wealthy, large, unwieldy cultural culture. how one can clutch it? This lecture room reader is designed to answer that challenge. The literary works chosen for inclusion during this anthology introduce the middle cultural and old topics of Russia's civilisation. each one textual content has resonance in the course of the arts - in Rublev's icons, Meyerhold's theatre, Mousorgsky's operas, Prokofiev's symphonies, Fokine's choreography and Kandinsky's work. This fabric is supported through introductions, beneficial annotations and bibliographies of assets in all media. The reader is meant to be used in classes in Russian literature, tradition and civilisation, in addition to comparative literature.

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Slovo o polku Igoreve" i ego vremia. Moscow: Nauka, 1985. " Moscow: Nauka, 1972. L. Vinogradova. Leningrad: Nauka, 196573. Taruskin, R. " The New York Times, September 4, 1994, p. 1. Worth, Dean. " In Handbook of Russian Literature, ed. Victor Terras. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985, pp. 42527. Literature Rilke, Rainer Maria. Collected Works. Trans. and ed. Stephen Mitchell. New York: Random House, 1982. Art Favorsky, Vladimir. The Lay of Igor's Campaign. Trans. Irina Petrova. Moscow: Progress, 1981.

The blood-soaked banks of the Nemiga were not sown with good things: they were sown with the bones of Russian sons. Prince Vseslav gave justice to the people, gave cities to the princes, and himself at night roved like a wolf. 36 In Polotsk on his behalf in the early morning they rang the bells of St. Sophia for matins, and he heard the ringing in Kiev. Although he had a prophetic soul in a valiant body, yet he often suffered calamities. " Oh, the Russian land shall moan, recalling former times and the first princes!

On the river Kaiala darkness has covered the light; Polovtsians have scattered over the Russian land like a brood of panthers and woke great rejoicing among the Hins. Already shame has come down upon glory; already violence has struck freedom; already Div has thrown himself to earth. And already fair Gothic maidens have begun to sing on the shores of the dark blue sea, jingling Russian gold, singing about the time of Bus; cherishing revenge for Sharukan. " Then great Sviatoslav let fall a golden word, mixed with tears, and said, "O my brethren, Igor and Vsevolod!

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