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Worlds apart : an anthol[o]gy of Russian fantasy and science fiction

Author: Alexander Levitsky; Martha T Kitchen
Publisher: New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2007.
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Features examples from a wide range of sources and periods, and includes pieces by such top names as Pushkin and Dostoevsky, illuminating how the genre evolved during times of political, social, and technological upheaval.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Science fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Worlds apart.
New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2007
(OCoLC)647142465
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Levitsky; Martha T Kitchen
ISBN: 9781585678198 1585678198 9781585678204 1585678201
OCLC Number: 124026351
Language Note: Translated from the Russian.
Description: 655 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Worlds of Russian fantasy (starting p. 9) --
Pt. I Russian early-modern fantasy and utopian thought --
Sect. A From folk myth to the fantastic in early modern Russian literature (starting p. 37) --
A1 Foregrounding travel in space : fantastic and utopian scapes of bygone years (starting p. 39) --
A2 The fantastic in early-modern Russian poetry and prose (starting p. 57) --
From the ode God (starting p. 57) / Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin --
The magic lantern (starting p. 61) / Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin --
Zlogor (starting p. 65) / Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin --
Autumn (starting p. 70) / Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin --
The bronze horseman (starting p. 73) / Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin --
The queen of spades (starting p. 81) / Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin --
Demon [A proem] (starting p. 103) / Mikhail Iurievich Lermontov --
The dream (starting p. 106) / Mikhail Iurievich Lermontov --
<Shtoss> (starting p. 107) / Mikhail Iurievich Lermontov --
The phantoms [abridged] (starting p. 122) / Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev --
Two poems in prose from Senilia (starting p. 138) / Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev --
A3 Arabesque and Bizzare Universes of Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol [-Yanovsky] (starting p. 140) --
Vyi [abridged] (starting p. 145) --
Nevsky Prospekt (starting p. 156) --
The diary of a madman (starting p. 183) --
The nose (starting p. 199) --
Sect. B Early-modern utopias and Dostoevsky's responses to utopian thought (starting p. 220) --
B1 Three early-modern Russian utopias --
From The plausible fantasies (starting p. 227) / Faddei Venediktovich Bulgarin --
From The year 4338. Letters from St. Petersburg (starting p. 237) / Vladimir Fyodorovich Odoevsky --
From What is to be done : "Vera Pavlovna's fourth dream" (starting p. 248) / Nikolai Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky --
B2 Three responses to utopian thought by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky --
Bobok (starting p. 259) --
The little boy at the savior's Christmas tree (starting p. 272) --
The dream of a ridiculous man (starting p. 276) --
Pt. II Modern Russian fantasy, utopia and science fiction --
Sect. C Russia's silver age and the fantastic of the twenties and thirties (starting p. 291) --
C1 Sampling Russian symbolist enigmas (starting p. 292) --
The stranger (starting p. 298) / Alexander Alexandrovich Blok --
From The twelve (starting p. 299) / Alexander Alexandrovich Blok --
Dust demons (starting p. 302) / Valery Iakovlevich Briusov --
The republic of the southern cross (starting p. 303) / Valery Iakovlevich Briusov --
The asteroid (starting p. 318) / Fyodor Kuzmich Sologub --
A little man (starting p. 318) / Fyodor Kuzmich Sologub --
Demon (starting p. 335) / Andrei Bely --
From St. Petersburg (starting p. 335) / Andrei Bely --
C2 Russia's modernist and post-symbolist prose (starting p. 345) --
A toast (starting p. 348) / Alexander Ivanovich Kuprin --
Liquid sunshine (starting p. 353) / Alexander Ivanovich Kuprin --
The bear cub (starting p. 393) / Alexei Mikhailovich Remizov --
The blaze (starting p. 399) / Alexei Mikhailovich Remizov --
From the novels Russia in a whirlwind and In a rosy light (starting p. 405) / Alexei Mikhailovich Remizov --
The dragon (starting p. 407) / Evgeny Ivanovich Zamiatin --
The cave (starting p. 408) / Evgeny Ivanovich Zamiatin --
From We [records 1-4] (starting p. 416) / Evgeny Ivanovich Zamiatin --
A year in their life (starting p. 427) / Boris Andreevich Pilniak --
From The naked year [chapter VII and the last triptych] (starting p. 435) / Boris Andreevich Pilniak --
C3 The waning of modernism in post-revolutionary years (starting p. 447) --
Signs of zodiac (starting p. 453) / Nikolai Alekseevich Zabolotsky --
Human of the snows (starting p. 455) / Nikolai Alekseevich Zabolotsky --
The young man who surprized the watchman (starting p. 457) / Daniel Kharms --
The dream (starting p. 458) / Daniel Kharms --
Love (starting p. 459) / Yuri Olesha, Yuri Karlovich --
On the fantasy of H. G. Wells (starting p. 466) / Yuri Olesha, Yuri Karlovich --
The fatal eggs (starting p. 471) / Mikhail Afanasievich Bulgakov --
From Master and Margarita [chapters 20 and 21] (starting p. 530) / Mikhail Afanasievich Bulgakov --
Sect. D Pre-Soviet & Soviet visions of outer space (starting p. 537) --
From The red star (starting p. 540) / Alexander Alexandrovich Bogdanov --
From Aelita (starting p. 555) / Alexei Nikolaevich Tolstoy --
From The sun, the moon, and the ether channel (starting p. 584) / Andrei Platonovich Platonov --
From The Andromeda nebula (starting p. 616) / Ivan Antonovich Efremov --
Sect. E On contemporary Russian fantasy and science fiction : a postcript by Sofya Khagi (starting p. 645)
Responsibility: edited and with commentary by Alexander Levitsky ; translated by Alexander Levitsky and Martha T. Kitchen.

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A constant thread woven throughout the history of Russian literature is that of fantasy and an escape from the bounds of realism. This anthology explores the dominant theme of Russian literature,  Read more...

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