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Classic Russian Short Stories, Vol. 1

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The shot / Alexander Pushkin --
The overcoat / Nikolai Gogol --
The tryst / Ivan Turganev --
The wedding / Fyodor Dostoyevsky --
A prisoner in the Caucasus / Leo Tolstoy --
An upheaval / Anton Chekhov.
Responsibility: performed by Charlton Griffin with music and sound effects.
3 sound cassettes (4 hr., 33 min.) : analog
Audio Cassette, 3 pages
Published January 15th 2002 by [Atlanta, Ga.] : Audio Connoisseur (first published 1987)
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Mohamed Eshawaf
Sep 25, 2015 Mohamed Eshawaf rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

طيب، الكتابة لا يشوبها شيء تقريبا، لكني فقط لم أعد متحمسًا لهذا
النوع من الأدب الذي يلعب على غريزة سخيفة في الإنسان؛ وهي فضول معرفة رد الفعل، قصة مثلا تدور حول فلان ضرب علان، بإمكان أديب يُقدّر استغلال الفرص أن يجعلها قصة مثيرة لأنه لو صادفني موقف مثل هذا في الشارع فالغالب أني سأتوقف ولو قليلا لمتابعة مجرياته لأن ذلك ممتع وليس فيه ملل إطلاقًا. إنه قانون تسويقي جيد؛ بِع للناس ما يحبون مشاهدته.
ومعظم الأعمال الأدبية القديمة، حتى ما تُعتبر قامات تعتمد على هذه التقنية، مؤخرًا فقط نضج الأدب، لأن الإن
Aisha AlEssa
لا أستطيع القول انني ندمت لقراءة الكتاب، لكن أستطيع القول انه ممل جداً لدرجة النعاس ..
Clif Hostetler
Jun 16, 2009 Clif Hostetler rated it liked it
Shelves: short-stories
This book is a painless introduction to six famous Russian authors through their short stories. I previously thought Russian authors only wrote very long novels. This is a thoroughly entertaining collection of short stories that requires minimal investment of time. The following is a summary of the stories contained in the book.

THE SHOT by Alexander Pushkin - Completion of a duel is postponed so that it may be continued at a more propitious time.
THE OVERCOAT by Nikolai Gogol - The hilarious (bu
May 03, 2013 J.W. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fantastic read for the converted, but also a really useful sideways introduction to modern-day(ish) Russian parables.

Gogol's irreverent, nonsensical humour is perhaps less biting in the short story that opens this collection than it is in Dead Souls. This isn't to say How The Two Ivans Quarrelled is any less worth your time, in fact - unlike Dead Souls - you are actually provided with an end to the tale! Attacking middle class Russia and their faux-French polite society, as well as playful sa
For an avid reader few things are better than approaching an book from an author that you've never read before, having no expectations whatsoever, and being completely blown away by it.

I must say this lovely little collection of short stories made it an absolute pleasure traveling to and from work today. I think I even chuckled a couple of times - something that never, ever happens to me anymore since I've gotten more bitter and twisted as the years have gone by.

While there weren't any stinkers
wafaa  khairy
Jul 23, 2016 wafaa khairy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: مسرح
العمل التاني الذي اقرؤه لجوجول بعد المعطف ،ما اجملك جوجول ،بساطته وتصوريره لمحتمعه آنذاك خير شاهدين علي براعته ،لم يهتم بالحب وحكاياته واهتم بالقيام بالدور الافضل للأدب ألا وهو تعريه المجتمع وعكس عيوبه ، في هذه المسرحيه يجسد فساد الحاكم ويعبر عن مساوئ المجتمع السياسي وحكومه روسيا القيصريه ،اعجبتني كثيرا .
Lavender Libya
Nov 19, 2015 Lavender Libya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
مسرحية ادبية من روائع الادب الروسي استمتعت بقرأتها واعجبني بساطة الوصف والتصوير الادبي للمواقف وتسلسل احداث المسرحية بطريقة تسهل تنفيذها علي المسرح اتمني ان الاقي نفس المتعة وسلاسة السرد وتوالي الاحداث في باقي اعمال غوغول .
Heba Muhammad
مسرحية رائعة لم تخالف الأدب الروسي في بساطته، جسدت نظاما اجتماعيا حدث ولا يزال لذا فلا غرابة من استمرار عرضها إلى الآن .
Lulu Lulu
Dec 07, 2015 Lulu Lulu rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
مسرحية تعكس الحياة السياسية الريفيه في روسيا صدرت في عام 1842
Armand Bowers
Mar 13, 2016 Armand Bowers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quirky and crazy-funny!
Mohamed Elkholy
Jul 30, 2014 Mohamed Elkholy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014
مسرحية رائعة ، مبهرة..نموذج يحتذى بيه فى الكتابة الساخرة ، لتانى مرة نيكولاى جوجول يبهرنى بعد المعطف
I have read only fifty pages of Gogol in Russian, enough to know how hilarious he is, and to regret his conversion and attempt to destroy this great book.
"Sobakavich" alone rewards the reader with the Russian patronymic, "Son of" applied to "Sobaka," a bitch. Yet Sobakavich is the most genial of men, who refuses to sell even those of his employ who have died. His sentimentality is a triumph over materialism. Lovely stuff. Viva Gogol!
Aug 27, 2013 Nargiz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can describe these novels as novels of portraits. Although some characters are illustrated in grotesque way, they are quite real when you look around yourself.

Recommended book.
Rima Singh
I could easily give 'How the two Ivans quarrelled' 5 stars but the other stories dont make it to that level.This story was a nice comedy with an equally sad end.
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In Cyrillic: Александр Пушкин

(Francophone version: Alexandre Pouchkine)

Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin was a Russian Romantic author who is considered to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature Pushkin pioneered the use of vernacular speech in his poems and plays, creating a style of storytelling—mixing drama, romance, and satire—associated with Russian literature
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