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A treasury of Russian life and humor,

Author: John Cournos
Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann, Inc. [1943]
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Genre/Form: Translations
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Cournos, John, 1881-1966.
Treasury of Russian life and humor.
New York, Coward-McCann, Inc. [1943]
(OCoLC)568754058
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Cournos
OCLC Number: 395690
Description: 5 preliminary leaves, xiii-xxx, 676 pages 22 cm
Contents: Russia's mission. The Russian tongue / Ivan Turgenev --
The mission of Russia / Feodor Dostoevsky --
The giants of Russian literature / Dmitry Merezhkovsky --
"Russia, whither flyest thou?" / Nikolay Gogol --
Hamlet and Don Quixote ; The threshold / Ivan Turgenev --
The Russian Revolution / Nikolay Berdyaev. Confessional, biographical, epistolary. On religion / Alexander Pushkin --
His inner conflicts / Nikolay Gogol --
Stepan Mikhailovich Bagrov : a portrait / Sergey Aksakov --
On Slav unity ; On God and man : the eternal dilemma / Mikhail Bakunin --
The last five minutes of a man's life ; Meeting with Turgenev ; The eternal problem--money! ; On immortality ; He confesses to duality ; Of our civilization / Feodor Dostoevsky --
Confession (1879) ; His answer to excommunication ; His parting letter / Leo Tolstoy --
Dying plea to Tolstoy / Ivan Turgenev --
On the function of literature ; On having two occupations ; On failure and success ; Discouragement ; On love of country ; Disillusionment with Tolstoy ; On Tolstoy : the supreme test / Anton Chekhov --
On Leo Tolstoy ; Alexander Blok ; Chekhov ; Blok and the harlot / Maxim Gorky --
When I was a Fakir / Vsevolod Ivanov. Poetry. The prophet ; Remembrance ; I've lived to bury my desires ; Demons ; The winter road ; Tatyana sends a letter to Onegin ; The bronze horseman / Alexander Pushkin --
A song about Tsar Ivan Vasilyevich ; Testament ; The prayer ; Remember'st thou the day / Mikhail Lermontov --
Sunrise ; De profundis ; The snow still whitens on the lea / Feodor Tyutchev --
Tropar / Alexey K. Tolstoy --
The unmown strip ; The birthplace / Nikolay Nekrasov --
A legend / Alexey Plescheyev --
Who was he? / Apollon Maykov --
Compensation ; Praise of sorrow / Feodor Sologub --
My spirit is old ; Dim grow the edges of the river / Alexander Blok --
The betrothed ; Easter / Alexey Remizov --
The call ; The wounded crane / Anna Akhmatova --
Early Bolshevik poems. I have broken friendship with the free wind / M.P. Gerasimov --
We have forgotten the aroma of grass ; To the future ; The iron messiah ; We / V. Kirillov --
The factory sirens ; We grow out of iron / A.K. Gastev --
Lenin in myth. A Khirziz song ; A Ferghana folk song / Anonymous. Short fiction. The queen of spades / Alexander Pushkin --
Taman / Mikhail Lermontov --
The cloak / Nikolay Gogol --
The district doctor / Ivan Turgenev --
God sees the truth, but waits / Leo Tolstoy --
The Christmas tree and the wedding / Feodor Dostoevsky --
In exile / Anton Chekhov --
One autumn night / Maxim Gorky --
The abyss / Leonid Andreyev --
The gleam of hunger ; The uniter of souls / Feodor Sologub --
Sunstroke ; The gentleman from San Francisco / Ivan Bunin --
A werewolf of the steppe / Mikhail Prishvin --
The man who couldn't kill / S. Sergeyev-Tzensky --
The letter ; Salt / Isaac Babel --
The human wind / Boris Pilniak --
Fellow-countrymen / Valentin Kataev --
Ivan's misadventure / Leonid Leonov --
from With their own eyes. Major Shilov ; Baby Tony / F. Panferov --
The man with the eye-glasses / N. Shpanov --
Trophy / Alexander Poliakov. High lights from novels. from Fathers and sons. Bazarov, the nihilist / Ivan Turgenev --
from Crime and punishment. Raskolnikov bows before Sonya ; Raskolnikov's confession to Sonya / Feodor Dostoevsky --
from The brothers Karamozov. Ivan Karamazov's confession of faith ; The grand inquisitor / Feodor Dostoevsky --
from The Golovlyov family. Little Judas speeds his brother on his way / N.E. Saltykov-Shchedrin --
from Prince Serebriany. Ivan the Terrible / Alexey K. Tolstoy --
from War and peace. Before the battle ; Napoleon's cold ; Napoleon surveys Moscow ; Pierre's conversion / Leo Tolstoy. The Cossacks. from Taras Bulba. Taras Bulba and his sons / Nikolay Gogol --
from The Cossacks. Eroshka, the old Cossack / Leo Tolstoy --
from The silent Don. Uriupin ; A Cossack woman's pity / Mikhail Sholokhov. Wit, humor, and satire. The quartet / Ivan Krylov --
The misfortune of being clever / A.S. Griboyedov --
The inspector-general ; Korobotchka / Nikolay Gogol --
A domestic picture / Alexander Ostrovsky --
from Oblomov. Oblomov's elders ; Oblomovism / Ivan Goncharov --
Dmitry Karamazov visits Madame Hohlakov / Feodor Dostoevsky --
How a Muzhik fed two officials / Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin --
from The wisom of children. Taxes ; Condemnation / Leo Tolstoy --
The dwarf, ex-serf, tells two stories / Nikolay Lyeskov --
The darling / Anton Chekhov --
Things comical / Maxim Gorky --
from Little tales. He became better ; Three gobs of spit ; The man who became smaller ; Dotard and dotardess ; A marriage ; The lily and the cabbage ; The bent-kneed one ; Fuel ; Little songs ; Eyes, eyelings, stare-eyes ; The unborn ; Fairy tales in the garden, and fairy tales at court ; Captive death / Feodor Sologub --
A tale about Ak and humanity / Efim Zozulya --
The thirty sons of Lieutenant Schmidt / Ilya Ilf and Eugene Petrov --
Drastic action / Victor Ardov --
The canvas attaché-case / Mikhail Zostchenko.
Responsibility: edited, with an introduction, by John Cournos.

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