Three Russian Tales of the Eighteenth-Century The Comely Cook, Vanka Kain, and Poor Liza

ISBN-10: 0875806740

ISBN-13: 9780875806747

Edition: 2012

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Description: For those who cannot read the language of the original texts, the lively and varied world of eighteenth-century Russian literature has been largely inaccessible. In this valuable collection, expert translator David Gasperetti presents three seminal tales that express the major literary, social, and philosophical concerns of late-eighteenth-century Russia.The country’s first bestseller, Matvei Komarov’sVanka Kaintells the story of a renowned thief and police spy and is also an excellent historical source on the era’s criminal underworld. Mikhail Chulkov’sThe Comely Cookis a cross betweenMoll Flanders, with its comic emphasis on a woman of ill-repute who struggles to secure her place in society, andTristram Shandy, with its parody of the conventions of novel writing. Finally, Nikolai Karamzin’s “Poor Liza,” the story of a young woman who kills herself over a failed love affair, set the standard for writing sentimentalist fiction in Russia.Taken as a whole, these three works outline the beginnings of modern prose fiction in Russia and also illuminate the literary culture that would give rise to the Golden Age of Russian letters in the middle of the next century.

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 6/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

During 1789-90 Karamzin, a young poet and short-story writer, toured Western Europe. On his return, he distilled his impressions in the form of travel letters. Letters of a Russian Traveler (1791-1801), in which Karamzin's impressions are woven into a wealth of information about Western European society and culture that he derived from wide reading, became a favorite of readers and was widely imitated. The most influential prose stylist of the eighteenth century, Karamzin shaped the development of the Russian literary language, introducing many Gallicisms to supplant Slavonic-derived words and idioms and breaking down the classicist canons of isolated language styles. Appointed court historian by Alexander I, he wrote the monumental 12-volume History of the Russian State (1818-24).

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Acknowledgments
Introduction Mikhail Chulkov, Matvei Komarov, Nikolai Karamzin, and Eighteenth-Century Russian Literary Culture
The Comely Cook (1770)
Vanka Kain (1779)
"Poor Liza" (1792)
Michurin's Map of the City of Moscow, 1739
Monetary Values in Eighteenth-Century Russia
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