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Great Russian Short Stories of the Twentieth Century: A Dual-Language Book (Dover Dual Language Russian) Paperback – 29 Apr 2013

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.; Bilingual edition (29 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 048648873X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486488738
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.4 x 21.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,413 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This dual-language anthology features more than a dozen, 20th-century tales translated into English for the first time. Contents include "The Fugitive" by Vladimir A. Gilyarovsky, "The Present" by Leonid Andreev, "Trataton" by D. Mamin-Sibiryak, and "The Life Granted" by Alexander Grin, plus stories by Vasily Grossman, Alexander Kuprin, Arkady Gaidar, and others.

About the Author

St. Petersburg nativeYelena Francis is a Professor of Russian Studies who has taught at the Russian-American School and Washington University in St. Louis."


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This is a fine collection of gentle, sometimes moving, short stories by well-known and lesser known writers. The English translation, matched with the Russian, seems careful and accurate, though sometimes slightly unidiomatic. The back cover claims that this volume is suitable for intermediate, but I would say it is for the advanced student - some of the stories contain non-standard speech forms and quite complex grammatical structures. The stories appear in the order of their publication, not in the order of their difficulty for the foreign student. The volume also contains just a few pages of notes at the end - while useful, these could have been more extensive. On the whole, though, this is a highly recommended volume.
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This "dual-language" system is a long-overdue layout for being able to read both languages (on facing pages) simultaneously!
I am not linguistically qualified to comment on the quality of the translation, but, as translation is often arguable, this layout allows the reader to directly compare (and annotate?)!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 5 Jun. 2013
By Sven Sonnenberg - Published on Amazon.com
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Great Russian Short Stories, by Yelena Francis (translator and editor) is a collection of known short stories, by known authors, but also less known outside Russia (for example, A. Grin and L. Zinovieva-Annibal). This book is not only for a dual language reader, although from the reaction of those, it is clear, what a delight it is to be able to read the original and then see the skilful and inspired translation. For people who learn either Russian or English it is valuable learning tool. However, at the same time, this book is also for those who are interested in Russia. It is a glimpse into the soul of the Russian people, their social interactions, from simple folks to complex intellectuals. The book is easy to read and the stories are moving. The book has illustrations at the beginning of each story, which gives it an added appeal by augmenting ones imagination and reinforcing the feeling of reality. Most stories are worthy of several reading.

This book I recommend to young & older students of Russian Culture and History, Russian Language, and those who simply like excellent literature.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Take the time to get to know the soul of the Russian people 12 Sept. 2013
By Richard Bauer - Published on Amazon.com
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Great Russian Short Stories of the 20th Century is a "must read" for any westerner traveling in Russia, or any of the former Soviet republics ringing that country. It gets you into the Russian mind, that unique Slavic stoicism born of centuries of living under a feudal social order; not fully Asian, but nowhere close to the mindset of the West. I threw it in my bag on a recent trip to Ukraine. Great nighttime reading, one vignette at a time.
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By janez primozic - Published on Amazon.com
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The book is excellent. However a handy russian-english and english russian vocabulary could be added. This is the case in the book Russian stories I have purchased some time ago. The same applies to the accents which are in the book Russian short stories missing but are of enormous help when studying the russian language.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Scholarly Translations of Classics 29 April 2015
By Richard Webb - Published on Amazon.com
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These are well translated Russian classics, but not necessarily appropriate for the average intermediate Russian language student. The language used in the original classics is a little archaic by modern standards, and the authors seemed to delight in complex sentences that one will never encounter actual dialogue. This book would be good for those students who are going to be eventually doing their own translations of Russian literature. I do not recommend it for those who are hoping to enhance their general conversational skills.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very nice book for all ages 2 May 2013
By Elena - Published on Amazon.com
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Good stories. I got this book for my teens because in now days it is not so easy to find good short stories for their age. Most of present literature for teens are just junk. By reading this one they are really learning true kindness and wisdom. They are taking a turn to take this book to school and read it on their break time.
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