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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 w. This edition of Pushkin's writings contains all the stories from The ueen of Spades and Other Stories and from Tales of Belkin and Other Prose Writings both of which I've read in ebook form so this volume is destined for my real life shelves as a reminder of how much I enjoyed reading Pushkin these last weeks But this book also contains a piece I hadn't already read which was a nice surprise the first twenty pages of 'A Novel in Letters' one of the writing projects Pushkin left unfinished when he died in 1836 from a wound sustained in a duel at the age of thirty seven This 'Novel in Letters' dates from 1829 There are four correspondents two men and two women Two of the correspondents live in St Petersburg the other two have separately fled city life for the country and find themselves in the same Pavlovskoye village since they both have relatives there It's an interesting set up but what was really interesting for me was the portrait of a girl they both meet in the village a slim melancholy girl of about seventeen brought up on novels and fresh air She spends her whole day in the garden or in the fields with a book in her hands surrounded by yard dogs talks about the weather in a singsong voice and treats one to jam Mashenka as she is called sounds very like Tatiana from Eugene Onegin who was also melancholy fond of solitary walks and known to offer visitors jam And like Mashenka her favourite novel was Richardson's Clarissa Knowing that Richardson's book is also an epistolatory novel about a young and innocent heroine I wondered if Pushkin was aiming to parody it and I briefly worried for young and innocent MashenkaAnother aspect of this short novel I found interesting were some lines about the impressions a reader gets from reading books set before their time in this case specifically 'Clarissa' You cannot imagine how strange it is to read in 1829 a novel written in 1775 writes one of Pushkin's correspondents to another It seems as if suddenly from our drawing room we enter an ancient hall upholstered with damask seat ourselves on satin covered armchairs see around us strange dresses but familiar faces and recognise in them our uncles and grandmothers but grown younger In the main these novels have no other virtueIf it feels strange to read a novel set fifty years before one's time how much stranger should it be to read one set nearly two hundred years before as Pushkin's work is for us today But I don't share the letter writer's opinion although I haven't yet read Richardson I never find it strange to read novels from previous centuries and rather feel that those that have remained in print over the intervening time must have virtues past counting That has certainly been my experience reading Pushkin

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ПрозаAs one of the world’s great storytellers direct and dramatic clear sighted vivid and passionateThis new and expanded Everyman’s edition of his stories includes all the mature work In addition to such novella length. Being the first Russian writer I've ever read I have nothing to compare Pushkin to But all the amazing things I've heard about him ring true after reading these tails especially his poetry I am mostly into Romanticism than Realism but Pushkin's writing style is beautiful even in an English translation and his freuent delving into deep pathos plot turns and shocking climaxes makes his work shine with luster amidst the snowy settings There's a haunting and romantic gloom that sets the tone for his story's and even though a lot of them were never completed they still leave a satisfying ending Story's and novels always go on after the book has been closed and we're always left musing the possibilities from our own imaginings I'll be sure to remember these tales for a while to come

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Read Проза é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ 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 Masterpieces as The Captain’s Daughter and The Tales of Belkin the collection now contains many short pieces and the masterly History of Pugachev a powerful account of the man who rebelled against Catherine the Grea. If my memoirs fall into your hands remember that the best and most enduring changes are those arising from a betterment of s without violent shocks