Worlds Apart

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  • Copyright: 2008-07-29
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A constant thread woven throughout the history of Russian literature is that of an escape from the bounds of realism. Worlds Apart is the first single-volume anthology that explores this fascinating and dominant theme of Russian literature-from its origins in the provincial folk tale, through its emergence in the Romantic period in the tales of Pushkin, Lermontov, and Turgenev, to its contemporary incarnation under the clouds of authoritarianism, revolution, mechanization, and modernization-with translations of the key literary masterpieces that reveal the depth and ingenuity of the Russian imagination as it evolved over a period of tumultuous political, social, and technological upheaval.

Table of Contents

Worlds of Russian Fantasyp. 9
Russian Early-Modern Fantasy and Utopian Thought
From Folk Myth to the Fantastic in Early Modern Russian Literaturep. 37
Foregrounding Travel in Space: Fantastic and Utopian Scapes of Bygone Yearsp. 39
The Fantastic in Early-Modern Russian Poetry and Prosep. 57
Derzhavin, Gavrila Romanovich (1743-1816)p. 57
From the ode Godp. 57
The Magic Lanternp. 61
Zlogorp. 65
Pushkin, Alexander Sergeevich (1799-1837)p. 67
Autumnp. 70
The Bronze Horsemanp. 73
The Queen of Spadesp. 81
Lermontov, Mikhail Iurievich (1814-1841)p. 103
Demon [A proem]p. 103
The Dreamp. 106
[left angle bracket]Shtoss[right angle bracket]p. 107
Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich (1818-1883)p. 119
The Phantoms [abridged]p. 122
Two Poems in Prose from Seniliap. 138
Arabesque and Bizzare Universes of Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol [-Yanovsky] (1809-1852)p. 140
Vyi [abridged]p. 145
Nevsky Prospektp. 156
The Diary of a Madmanp. 183
The Nosep. 199
Early-modern Utopias and Dostoevsky's responses to Utopian thoughtp. 220
Three Early-Modern Russian Utopias
Bulgarin, Faddei Venediktovich (1789-1859) From The Plausible Fantasiesp. 227
Odoevsky, Vladimir Fyodorovich (1803-1869) From The Year 4338. Letters from St. Petersburgp. 237
Chernyshevsky, Nikolai Gavrilovich (1828-1889) From What is to be Done: "Vera Pavlovna's Fourth Dream"p. 248
Three Responses to Utopian Thought by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821-1881)p. 259
Bobokp. 259
The Little Boy at the Savior's Christmas Treep. 272
The Dream of a Ridiculous Manp. 276
Modern Russian Fantasy, Utopia and Science Fiction
Russia's Silver Age and the Fantastic of the Twenties and Thirtiesp. 291
Sampling Russian Symbolist Enigmasp. 292
Blok, Alexander Alexandrovich (1880-1921)
The Strangerp. 298
From The Twelvep. 299
Briusov, Valery Iakovlevich (1873-1924)
Dust Demonsp. 302
The Republic of the Southern Crossp. 303
Sologub [Teternikov], Fyodor Kuzmich (1863-1927)
The Asteroidp. 318
A Little Manp. 318
Bely, Andrei [Bugaev, Boris Nicholaievich] (1880-1934)
Demonp. 335
From St. Petersburgp. 335
Russia's Modernist and Post-Symbolist Prosep. 345
Kuprin, Alexander Ivanovich (1870-1938)
A Toastp. 348
Liquid Sunshinep. 353
Remizov, Alexei Mikhailovich (1877-1957)
The Bear Cubp. 393
The Blazep. 399
From the novels Russia in a Whirlwind and In a Rosy Lightp. 405
Zamiatin, Evgeny Ivanovich (1884-1937)
The Dragonp. 407
The Cavep. 408
From We [Records 1-4]p. 416
Pilniak, Boris Andreevich (1894-1937)
A Year in Their Lifep. 427
From The Naked Year [Chapter VII and The Last Triptych]p. 435
The Waning of Modernism in Post-revolutionary Yearsp. 447
Zabolotsky, Nikolai Alekseevich (1903-1958)
Signs of Zodiacp. 453
Human of the Snowsp. 455
Kharms, Daniel [Yuvachev] (1905-1942)
The Young Man who Surprized the Watchmanp. 457
The Dreamp. 458
Yuri Olesha, Yuri Karlovich (1899-1960)
Lovep. 459
On the Fantasy of H. G. Wellsp. 466
Bulgakov, Mikhail Afanasievich (1891-1940)
The Fatal Eggsp. 471
From Master and Margarita [Chapters 20 and 21]p. 530
Pre-Soviet & Soviet Visions of Outer Spacep. 537
Bogdanov [Malinovsky], Alexander Alexandrovich (1873-1928) From The Red Starp. 540
Tolstoy, Alexei Nikolaevich (1883-1945) From Aelitap. 555
Platonov [Klimentov], Andrei Platonovich (1899-1951) From The Sun, the Moon, and the Ether Channelp. 584
Efremov, Ivan Antonovich (1907-1972) From The Andromeda Nebulap. 616
On Contemporary Russian Fantasy and Science Fiction. A Postcript by Sofya Khagip. 645
Bibliography and Suggested Readingsp. 651
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