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Download E-books The Duel and Other Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) PDF

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By Anton Chekhov

This alluring selection of brief tales, chosen from works written in the course of Chekhov's prolific interval, screens these characteristics for which the Russian writer and playwright is legendary: a usual flair for element, discussion, humor, and compassion.
The six masterfully done stories, reprinted the following within the authoritative Constance Garnett translation, contain "The Darling," a poignant piece assisting the declare that lifestyles has no that means with out love; "The Kiss," a fantastic confection recounting an officer's short come across with an unknown lady; in addition to "Anna at the Neck," "The guy in a Case," "The Malefactor," and the identify story.
As famous through writer John Barth, "Chekhov is a wonderful anatomist of the human middle and an utter grasp of his literary capacity. the main points of scene and behaviour, the sentiments registered — seldom bravura, mostly muted and intricate, usually as fabulous to the characters themselves as to the reader yet continuously correct — circulate, astonish, and pleasure us line after line, tale after story."

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Download E-books Apricot Jam: And Other Stories PDF

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By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

After years of residing in exile, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn again to Russia in 1994 and released a sequence of 8 powerfully paired tales. those groundbreaking tales— interconnected and juxtaposed utilizing an experimental strategy Solzhenitsyn often called “binary”—join Solzhenitsyn’s already on hand paintings as essentially the most strong literature of the 20th century.

With Soviet and post-Soviet existence as their concentration, they weave and shift within their shared surroundings, illuminating the Russian adventure less than the Soviet regime. In “The Upcoming Generation,” a professor promotes a lifeless yet proletarian pupil in basic terms out of fine will. Years later, an identical professor unearths himself arrested and, in a impressive coincidence, his scholar turns into his interrogator. In “Nastenka,” younger ladies with an identical identify lead regimen, ordered lives—until the Revolution exacts radical swap on them both.

The such a lot eloquent and acclaimed opponent of presidency oppression, Solzhenitsyn used to be offered the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, and his paintings keeps to obtain foreign acclaim. on hand for the 1st time in English, Apricot Jam: And different Stories is a outstanding instance of Solzhenitsyn’s singular variety and in basic terms additional solidifies his position as a real literary giant.

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Download E-books The Left Transformed in Post-Communist Societies: The Cases of East-Central Europe, Russia, and Ukraine PDF

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Some of the most unforeseen results of the Soviet bloc's transition out of communism has been the divergent yet very important paths via as soon as ruling communist events. In Poland, Hungary, and Lithuania these events reworked themselves into pro-Western unfastened marketplace middle leftists who've gained elections and shaped governing coalitions periodically because the early Nineties. the end result has been former communists top their nations into NATO and the ecu whilst their conservative rivals proceed to sentence them for his or her communist prior. No much less astonishing has been the facility of anti-Western neo-Leninist communist events in Russia and Ukraine to win massive pluralities of votes in unfastened aggressive elections. Their very energy has contributed to blockading actual democratic alternation of energy. through using a distinct cross-regional comparative framework The Left remodeled explores the divergent trajectories of ex-ruling communist events in key international locations of the previous Soviet Empire. In-depth interviews, occasion presses and first records, and nationwide election info supply a origin for the main up to date exam of occasion transition, association, ideology, and electoral fortunes via past due 2002. This publication is a useful source for somebody drawn to modern heritage, political events, or comparative govt in jap Europe and Russia.

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By Venedikt Erofeev

In this vintage of Russian humor and social observation, a fired cable more healthy is going on a binge and hopes a teach to Petushki (where his "most loved of trollops" awaits). at the method he bestows upon angels, fellow passengers, and the realm at huge a powerful monologue on alcohol, politics, society, alcohol, philosophy, the rigors of affection, and, after all, alcohol.

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Download E-books ABBYY Lingvo Большой Англо-Русский Словарь PDF

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By ABBYY Lingvo

колл. авторов под общ. рук. В.П. Селегея
Большой англо-русский словарь ABBYY Lingvo
ABBYY Lingvo complete English-Russian Dictionary
83 one hundred thirty five слов и 142 278 значений
М.: ABBYY Press
2010 г.
ISBN 978-5-391-00027-3
60х90 / 8
1426 с.
Твердый переплет
Вес: 3016 г.

Большой англо-русский словарь ABBYY Lingvo — это обновленная версия популярного электронного словаря LingvoUniversal, представленная в бумажном формате.

На сегодняшний день это самый полный из англо-русских словарей по охвату новых слов и значений, появившихся в английском языке в последние годы XX века и в первое десятилетие XXI века. Словарь содержит eighty three a hundred thirty five словарных статей (в том числе 1799 фразовых глаголов), 142 278 лексических значений, а также 31 927 примеров из современных и классических британских и американских текстов. Широко представлена лексика разнообразных стилистических пластов, в том числе разговорная, стилистически сниженная и жаргонная.

Издание предназначено для широкого круга читателей: переводчиков, филологов, лингвистов, преподавателей английского языка, студентов и школьников, а также для всех, кто интересуется английским языком или использует его в своей профессиональной деятельности.

Полную электронную версию словаря можно скачать на сайте www.abbyypress.ru по лицензионному номеру, указанному на форзаце.

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Download E-books Under Western Eyes PDF

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By Joseph Conrad

Hailed as certainly one of Joseph Conrad's most interesting literary achievements, this is often the tale of a tender guy unwittingly stuck within the political turmoil of pre-Revolutionary czarist Russia.

A gripping novel that eventually questions our capability for ethical power and the depths of human integrity. This re-creation comprises observation and a interpreting team consultant.

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Download E-books The Slavic Languages (Cambridge Language Surveys) PDF

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By Roland Sussex

Together with Bosnian, Russian, Polish and Slovak, the Slavic crew of languages is the fourth biggest Indo-European sub-group. Spoken by means of 297 million humans, it truly is one of many significant language households of the trendy global. This booklet provides a survey of all facets of the linguistic constitution of the Slavic languages. Roland Sussex and Paul Cubberley disguise Slavic dialects and sociolinguistic matters, and the socio-historical evolution of the Slavic languages, as well as normal linguistic issues.

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Download E-books Autocracy, Modernization, and Revolution in Russia and Iran (Princeton Legacy Library) PDF

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By Tim McDaniel

What did the Russian revolution of 1917 and the Iranian revolution of 1978-1979 proportion along with their drama? How do we evaluate a revolution led by way of Lenin with one encouraged by way of Khomeini? How is a revolution established totally on the city operating category just like one based to an important measure on conventional teams just like the bazaaris, small craftsmen, and spiritual scholars and preachers? opting for a particular path to modernity--autocratic modernization--Tim McDaniel explores the dilemmas inherent within the efforts of autocratic monarchies in Russia and Iran to rework their international locations into glossy business societies.

Originally released in 1991.

The Princeton Legacy Library makes use of the newest print-on-demand know-how to back make on hand formerly out-of-print books from the prestigious backlist of Princeton collage Press. those paperback versions safeguard the unique texts of those vital books whereas providing them in sturdy paperback variations. The aim of the Princeton Legacy Library is to significantly raise entry to the wealthy scholarly historical past present in the millions of books released by way of Princeton college Press given that its founding in 1905.

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Download E-books Empire: The Russian Empire and Its Rivals PDF

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How does one empire vary from one other? Why do empires upward thrust and fall? What has made empires flourish in a few eras and areas of the realm yet no longer in others? during this huge and impressive booklet, Dominic Lieven explores where and which means of empire from historic Rome to the current. The crucial concentration of the e-book is Russia and the increase and fall of the Tsarist and the Soviet Empires. the overpowering majority of works on empire be aware of the ecu maritime powers. Lieven's comparative method highlights the real function performed through Russia within the enlargement of Europe and its upward thrust to worldwide dominance. The booklet contrasts the character, options, and destiny of empire in Russia with that of its significant opponents, the Habsburg, Ottoman, and British empires, and considers a extensive variety of alternative circumstances from old China and Rome to the present-day usa, Indonesia, India, and the eu Union.

Many of the dilemmas of empire persist in modern-day global, and Lieven throws new gentle on the most intractable present examples, together with the predicament within the former Soviet Union, the concerns in Ulster, and ethnic detoxing within the Balkans. This significant exam of the imperial event provides historical past at the grandest scale, combining bold erudition with stimulating readability.

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Download E-books Russian Avant-Garde PDF

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The Russian Avant-garde used to be born on the flip of the twentieth century in pre-revolutionary Russia. The highbrow and cultural turmoil had then reached a height and supplied fertile soil for the formation of the stream. for lots of artists prompted through ecu artwork, the move represented a fashion of freeing themselves from the social and aesthetic constraints of the prior. It was once those Avant-garde artists who, via their tremendous creativity, gave delivery to summary artwork, thereby raising Russian tradition to a latest level.
Such painters as Kandinsky, Malevich, Goncharova, Larionov, and Tatlin, to call yet a number of, had a definitive influence on 20th-century paintings.

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