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Nikolai Leskov - The Enchanted Wanderer and Other Stories (tr Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky)

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    • Added Added: Sep 22, 2021 (4 Weeks Ago)
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The award winning translators of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, and Gogol today provide us a Russian author ripe for rediscovery, whose natural and modern tales, well-known in their own nation, haven't before been properly translated into Language. Leskov was Chekhov’s preferred author and was greatly respected by Tolstoy and Maxim Gorky. His brief stories—innovative in type, highly fun in vocabulary, now heartbreaking, now satirical, now extremely witty in topic matter—exploded the existing customs of nineteenth century Russian fiction and made the way in which for such well-known fictional successors as Mikhail Bulgakov. These seventeen stories are experienced and great, and yet usually grounded the truth is, peopled by outsized figures that contain serfs, princes, military officials, Gypsy women, careless monks, horse sellers, nomadic Tartars, and, most importantly, the common number of the garrulous, enthralling, not completely reliable storyteller.In stories long regarded classics, Leskov requires the conversation styles of verbal storytelling and moves them in fresh and amazingly contemporary methods, showing apparently artless yarns that are actually highly-sophisticated.

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