This assortment brings jointly Western and Russian views at the matters raised by way of the non secular aspect in Dostoevsky's paintings. The essays hide such themes as temptation, his use of the gospels, the Russian culture of the veneration of icons, in addition to analyzing aloud, and dialogism. as well as an exploration of the impression of the Christian culture on Dostoevsky's significant novels, Crime and Punishment,The fool and The Brothers Karamazov, there also are discussions of lesser recognized works resembling The Landlady and a bit Boy at Christ's Christmas Tree.
The poet Stefan George (1868-1933) used to be essentially the most very important cultural figures in smooth Germany. His poetry, in its originality and effect, has been ranked with that of Goethe, Hölderlin, or Rilke. but George's succeed in prolonged a long way past the sector of literature. in the course of his final 3 a long time, he attracted a circle of disciples who subscribed to his homoerotic and aestheticist imaginative and prescient of existence and sought to rework it into truth. The works and considered the circle profoundly affected the highbrow and cultural attitudes of Germany's informed center category from the start of the 20th century, and are hence the most important to Germany's cultural and highbrow heritage. The transition from the aestheticist, cosmopolitan values the circle embraced within the early 1900s to the extra explicitly political and patriotic perspectives a lot of its contributors espoused throughout the Weimar Republic either conditioned and mirrored a momentous transformation in German notion. The intersection of tradition and politics within the George Circle has bought little consciousness in English-language scholarship in the past. This quantity contains contributions from significant students in either English- and German-speaking nations. Its viewers comprises students and scholars of German languages and literature, German historical past, and reception of the classics, between different fields. individuals: Adam Bisno, Richard Faber, Rüdiger Görner, Peter Hoffmann, Thomas Karlauf, Melissa S. Lane, Robert E. Lerner, David Midgley, Robert E. Norton, Ray Ockenden, Ute Oelmann, Martin A. Ruehl, Bertram Schefold.
By Clarence Brown
Clarence Brown's fabulous assortment introduces readers to the main resonant voices of twentieth-century Russia. It contains tales by means of Chekhov, Gorky, Bunin, Zamyatin, Babel, Nabokov, Solzhenitsyn, and Voinovich; excerpts from Andrei Bely's Petersburg, Mikhail Bulgakov's The grasp and Margarita, Boris Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago, and Sasha Solokov's A university for Fools; the entire textual content of Yuri Olesha's 1927 masterpiece Envy; and poetry by way of Alexander Blok, Anna Akhmatova, and Osip Mandelstam.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better by way of introductions and notes by way of distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.
'...in this learn, Goodwyn units the normal for Wharton criticism.' - Judith E. Funston, American Literature 'Janet Goodwyn units out, by way of taking a look at Wharton's appropriation of alternative cultures, to nail the 'canard' that she used to be 'but a faded imitator of Henry James' - Hermione Lee, occasions Literary complement `The Land of Letters was once henceforth to be my state and that i gloried in my new citizenship'. So Edith Wharton defined her elation upon the e-book of her first choice of brief tales; her nationality used to be henceforth `writer' and as such she moved comfortably among landscapes, among cultures and among genres within the telling of her stories. during this acclaimed learn of Wharton's paintings, the dialogue is formed by means of her use of particular landscapes and her constant hindrance with principles of position: the American's position within the Western global, the woman's position in her personal and in eu society, and the author's position within the greater lifetime of a tradition. Her landscapes, either real and metaphorical, supply constitution and aspect to the person texts and to the full physique of her paintings.