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The Collected Stories (Everyman's Library #251)

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Pushkin’s prose tales are the foundation stones on which the great novels of Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Dostoevsky were built, but they are also brilliant and fascinating in their own right. In both prose and verse, Pushkin was one of the world’s great storytellers: direct and dramatic, clear-sighted, vivid, and passionate.

This new and expanded Everyman’s edition of his storie
Hardcover, 616 pages
Published December 21st 1999 by Everyman's Library - Alfred A. Knopf (first published 1831)
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So. . .I've been fairly obsessed with the Russians lately; on a whim bought this book here, as well as a Collection of Tales by Gogol, Great Short Works of Dostoevsky, and also his The Idiot. And one by one I devoured them all, starting with the Idiot. I don't know what it is about those Russians that kills me (well, I do have an idea. . .but those reveries do not belong here), but during those weeks I was anticipating getting home from work like there was a fat steak waiting there for me (this ...more
Pushkin's prose is best when he's got his tongue in his cheek but he has amazing range and the heroic tales are fun too. "Tales of the Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin" were my favorite and made me want to reread Gogol.

Be forewarned that many of the stories/novellas are incomplete, so this book will leave you wanting more. The introduction, which is not so great, takes too long to mention this. I also would have liked from the introduction more about exactly how he influenced Tolstoy et al. and what h
Nels Mattson
Jun 24, 2007 Nels Mattson rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone interested in Russian literature
although not as powerful as eugene onegin, this collection of stories was a pleasure to read. most of the stories are unfinished and they sometimes feel like variations on a theme rather than several unique stories.
Dec 04, 2007 Zach rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Russians
From these fine paper leafs strung with needle and thread in a red binding sprung the brightest truths, and fiery words that ever a pen has splashed on the dawn of the warmest day in literary history.
Read: The Guests Were Arriving at the Dacha, A Novel in Letters, Kirdzhali, A Tale of Roman Life, Egyptian Nights, The Captain's Daughter. Collectively, his works address the meaning of aristocracy in 19th century Russia. Pushkin lived a life worthy of his novels. He is described in the intro as "rich and rakish." He gambled. He died in a duel. He had previously been exiled and then was befriended by the Tsar. He married 17-year old Natasha which was both a source of joy and complication in his ...more
آنچه پوشکین شاعر، به نثر نوشته، اساس آثاری ست که نویسندگان روسی بعد از او نظیر تورگنیف، تولستوی و داستایوسکی خلق کرده اند. پوشکین در شعر هم، راوی بزرگی ست، سرشار از احساسات دراماتیک. این مجموعه داستان، تقریبن تمامی آثار مهم و خواندنی پوشکین را شامل می شود؛ "دختر کاپتین"، "قصه های بلکین"، "داستان پوگاچف"، مردی که با تمام قدرت علیه کاترین کبیر ملکه ی روس، قد علم کرد، و برخی دیگر از داستان ها.

اغلب داستان ها را می توان در دو مجموعه ی "داشتن و نداشتن" و "باغ بهشت" (نام اصلی "باغ عدن") یافت که هر دو د
May 18, 2014 Florencia marked it as to-read
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I'm just saying.
Chris LaHatte
I was surprised to realise I hadn't read this. Its quintessentially Russian, and yet universal in the themes. While the characters are sometimes very traditional Russian serfs and landowners, they also have human flaws and come to bad ends, even if they are good or bad. There are many love stories, disappointed heirs, soldiers and playboys, beautiful women and aristocrats. In the background are the French-Napoleon as the great Satan, but conflicting with the Russian love affair with French cultu ...more
Matt Sheffield
Notable works: The Tales of Belkin, Dubrovksii, The Queen of Spades, The Captain's Daughter
There is certainly a reason why Pushkin is the most celebrated author in Russia. His nuanced characterization of the Russian intelligentsia is way ahead of his time, foreshadowing many future philosophical analyses, like Habermas and the Vekhi. If you're interested in the unique way modernity developed in Russia, these stories are a must read.
One of Russia's most important writers, and a great contributer to early Russian literature, Pushkin's stories are delightful. They lack the heavy topics of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, but they remain quintessentially Russian.
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Pushkin's just not as much fun as Dostoyevsky or Tolstoy.
favorite short stories
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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 ever sinc
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