Worlds Apart An Anthology of Russian Fantasy and Science Fiction

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Description: A constant thread woven throughout the history of Russian literature is that of an escape from the bounds of realism. Worlds Apart is the first single-volume anthology that explores this fascinating and dominant theme of Russian literature-from its  More...

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List price: $23.95
Publisher: Overlook Press, The
Publication date: 7/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.694

A constant thread woven throughout the history of Russian literature is that of an escape from the bounds of realism. Worlds Apart is the first single-volume anthology that explores this fascinating and dominant theme of Russian literature-from its origins in the provincial folk tale, through its emergence in the Romantic period in the tales of Pushkin, Lermontov, and Turgenev, to its contemporary incarnation under the clouds of authoritarianism, revolution, mechanization, and modernization-with translations of the key literary masterpieces that reveal the depth and ingenuity of the Russian imagination as it evolved over a period of tumultuous political, social, and technological upheaval.

Worlds of Russian Fantasy
Russian Early-Modern Fantasy and Utopian Thought
From Folk Myth to the Fantastic in Early Modern Russian Literature
Foregrounding Travel in Space: Fantastic and Utopian Scapes of Bygone Years
The Fantastic in Early-Modern Russian Poetry and Prose
Derzhavin, Gavrila Romanovich (1743-1816)
From the ode God
The Magic Lantern
Zlogor
Pushkin, Alexander Sergeevich (1799-1837)
Autumn
The Bronze Horseman
The Queen of Spades
Lermontov, Mikhail Iurievich (1814-1841)
Demon [A proem]
The Dream
[left angle bracket]Shtoss[right angle bracket]
Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich (1818-1883)
The Phantoms [abridged]
Two Poems in Prose from Senilia
Arabesque and Bizzare Universes of Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol [-Yanovsky] (1809-1852)
Vyi [abridged]
Nevsky Prospekt
The Diary of a Madman
The Nose
Early-modern Utopias and Dostoevsky's responses to Utopian thought
Three Early-Modern Russian Utopias
Bulgarin, Faddei Venediktovich (1789-1859) From The Plausible Fantasies
Odoevsky, Vladimir Fyodorovich (1803-1869) From The Year 4338. Letters from St. Petersburg
Chernyshevsky, Nikolai Gavrilovich (1828-1889) From What is to be Done: "Vera Pavlovna's Fourth Dream"
Three Responses to Utopian Thought by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821-1881)
Bobok
The Little Boy at the Savior's Christmas Tree
The Dream of a Ridiculous Man
Modern Russian Fantasy, Utopia and Science Fiction
Russia's Silver Age and the Fantastic of the Twenties and Thirties
Sampling Russian Symbolist Enigmas
Blok, Alexander Alexandrovich (1880-1921)
The Stranger
From The Twelve
Briusov, Valery Iakovlevich (1873-1924)
Dust Demons
The Republic of the Southern Cross
Sologub [Teternikov], Fyodor Kuzmich (1863-1927)
The Asteroid
A Little Man
Bely, Andrei [Bugaev, Boris Nicholaievich] (1880-1934)
Demon
From St. Petersburg
Russia's Modernist and Post-Symbolist Prose
Kuprin, Alexander Ivanovich (1870-1938)
A Toast
Liquid Sunshine
Remizov, Alexei Mikhailovich (1877-1957)
The Bear Cub
The Blaze
From the novels Russia in a Whirlwind and In a Rosy Light
Zamiatin, Evgeny Ivanovich (1884-1937)
The Dragon
The Cave
From We [Records 1-4]
Pilniak, Boris Andreevich (1894-1937)
A Year in Their Life
From The Naked Year [Chapter VII and The Last Triptych]
The Waning of Modernism in Post-revolutionary Years
Zabolotsky, Nikolai Alekseevich (1903-1958)
Signs of Zodiac
Human of the Snows
Kharms, Daniel [Yuvachev] (1905-1942)
The Young Man who Surprized the Watchman
The Dream
Yuri Olesha, Yuri Karlovich (1899-1960)
Love
On the Fantasy of H. G. Wells
Bulgakov, Mikhail Afanasievich (1891-1940)
The Fatal Eggs
From Master and Margarita [Chapters 20 and 21]
Pre-Soviet & Soviet Visions of Outer Space
Bogdanov [Malinovsky], Alexander Alexandrovich (1873-1928) From The Red Star
Tolstoy, Alexei Nikolaevich (1883-1945) From Aelita
Platonov [Klimentov], Andrei Platonovich (1899-1951) From The Sun, the Moon, and the Ether Channel
Efremov, Ivan Antonovich (1907-1972) From The Andromeda Nebula
On Contemporary Russian Fantasy and Science Fiction. A Postcript by Sofya Khagi
Bibliography and Suggested Readings

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