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Covan, Jenny

Overview
Works: 17 works in 39 publications in 1 language and 1,211 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Sources  History 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: PG3456, 891.723
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Most widely held works about Jenny Covan
 
Most widely held works by Jenny Covan
The Moscow art theatre series of Russian plays by Oliver Martin Sayler( Book )
4 editions published between 1922 and 1923 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tsar Fyodor Ivanovitch : a play in five acts by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy( Book )
6 editions published between 1922 and 1923 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lower depths, and other plays by Maksim Gorky( Book )
5 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Widely regarded as Gorky's dramatic masterpiece, The Lower Depths reveals the author's unrivaled knowledge of the Russian proletariat. A sleazy boarding house is home to a group of wretched souls who spend their days arguing, playing cards, telling stories and debating the merits of two different views of life: whether it is better to live without illusions on one's own strengths, or to harbor a romanticized view of the world in order to shield oneself from the pain of daily life. Gorky's eye for physical detail, and special talent for breathing life into down-and-out characters on the fringes of society, are brilliantly displayed in this compelling drama
The three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )
4 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jarrell's translation clearly exhibits the sensitivity and poignancy of Chekhov's play which traces the intricate relationships between the sisters and the supporting characters
Uncle Vanya by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )
3 editions published between 1922 and 1923 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
So, what happens in Uncle Vanya? Not much; just life, played out over four acts. There are rich people, and there are people who work for the rich people, whom the rich people don't really care about. There is a gun fired in anger and desperation, but there aren't any bodies to carry off stage. There are men making fools of themselves over women. There are those who accept their fates and wait for their rewards in heaven, and there are others who don't care one way or another. Chekhov's play moves so languidly that, without a vibrant cast, an understanding director, and a lively translation, it stands the chance of passing under the radar of the average audience. The reworking of the script aims at accessibility, replacing the "outdated colloquialisms" and "brittle prose" of earlier translations
Woman in flight by Fritz Percy Reck-Malleczewen( Book )
1 edition published in 1928 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freak show by Andreĭ Sobolʹ( Book )
1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The brothers Karamazov; six scenes from the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )
2 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sven discovers paradise by Fritz Percy Reck-Malleczewen( Book )
1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ivanoff a play by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )
2 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nikolai Ivanov is a government official concerned with peasant affairs. Chekhov paints him as the quintessentially melancholy Russian from the upper social strata. Ivanov is severely afflicted by internal conflicts - by his loss of appetite for life and the love of his wife. He also battles external pressures from the managing of his estate and his debts. Everything collides in a melodramatic climax. Ivanoff (from Ivan, the commonest of Russian names) was by no means meant to be a hero, but a most ordinary, weak man oppressed by the "immortal commonplaces of life", with his heart and soul aching in the grip of circumstance, one of the many "useless people" of Russia for whose sorrow Chekhov felt such overwhelming pity. He saw nothing in their lives that could not be explained and pardoned, and he returns to his ill-fated, "useless people" again and again, not to preach any doctrine of pessimism, but simply because he thought that the world was the better for a certain fragile beauty of their natures and their touching faith in the ultimate salvation of humanity
The brothers Karamazov, three scenes from the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )
2 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Don Juanes by Marcel Prévost( Book )
1 edition published in 1924 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lower depths by Maksim Gorky( )
1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Don Juanes ... Translated by Jenny Covan by Marcel Prévost( Book )
1 edition published in 1924 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Moscow Art Theatre Series of Russian Plays. Edited by O.M. Sayler. English translation by Jennie Covan. [With plates.] by Oliver Martin SAYLER( Book )
1 edition published in 1923 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enough stupidity in a wise man. English transl. by Jenny Covan by Aleksandr Nikolaevich Ostrovsky( Book )
1 edition published in 1924 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The cherry orchard and other plays by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )
1 edition published in 1923 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Dramatization of the passing of the old order in Russia, as an artistocratic family learns their land has been sold to a peasant
 
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Alternative Names
Covan, Jennie
Covan, Jenny
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English (39)
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