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Soviet Prose
A Reader

Edited By

Ronald Hingley

ISBN 9780367725976
Published June 16, 2021 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1959, contains passages with commentary from 12 of the most important Soviet authors. They are lively and typical passages, written in varying styles, depicting historical events such as the 1917 Revolution, collectivisation and the death of Stalin, as well as the everyday side of Soviet life. They are a key introduction to the Russian language used in the Soviet period, an analysis of the language used by its leading writers, and a snapshot of life in Russia at the time.

Table of Contents

1. Aleksey N. Tolstoy Revolutionary Scenes  1.1. February Riots in Petrograd  1.2. Death of a Commissar  1.3. Petrograd after the October Revolution  2. Mikhail Sholokhov The Hanging of Podtyolkov  3. Leonid Leonov The Grain Hoarders  4. Isaak Babel  4.1. An Unorthodox Cavalry Manoeuvre  4.2. My First Goose  5. Boris Pil’nyak NEP in the Provinces  6. Panteleymon Romanov An Overcrowded Flat  7. Mikhail Sholokhov Dispossession of a Kulak Household  8. Valentin Katayev The Cement-Mixing Record  9. Viktor Nekrasov In Stalingrad  10. Galina Nikolayeva Death of Stalin  11. Vladimir Dudintsev An Inventor in Trouble  12. Aleksey N. Tolstoy The First Men on Mars  13. Mikhail Zoshchenko The Poker  14. Mikhail Bulgakov The Giant Snakes  15. Il’ya Il’f and Yevgeny Petrov A Voluntary Lunatic

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