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The Resource Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk : selected stories of Nikolai Leskov, translated from the Russian by Donald Rayfield and others ; introduction by Donald Rayfield

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk : selected stories of Nikolai Leskov, translated from the Russian by Donald Rayfield and others ; introduction by Donald Rayfield

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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk : selected stories of Nikolai Leskov
Title
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Title remainder
selected stories of Nikolai Leskov
Statement of responsibility
translated from the Russian by Donald Rayfield and others ; introduction by Donald Rayfield
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  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
"From Nikolai Leskov's enormous and varied literary output over some forty years, we have selected six works which represent each period and the contrasting genres and subjects of his fiction. Two of these stories - 'The Unmercenary Engineers' and 'The Innocent Prudentius' - have never been translated into English before. Of the other four, 'Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk' received a definitive, accurate translation by Robert Chandler some years ago, and because of the British film version, as well as Shostakovich's opera, this has become the best-known work by Leskov in the English-speaking world, as well as Leskov's most approachable story. William Edgerton's version of 'The Steel Flea' is, like Chandler's 'Lady Macbeth', another rare example of a perfectly translated Leskov story, albeit in a much lighter vein. The other two stories, 'The Sealed Angel' and 'The Enchanted Wanderer' are, by general consensus, as well as Leskov's own estimation, his greatest works. Earlier English versions have been inadequate: the new versions in this collection not only correct mistakes by previous translators, but are based on Leskov's original text, not the censor's deletions, and aim, we believe successfully, at capturing the peculiarly enchanting qualities of Leskov's narratives." Leskov has been overlooked outside Russia, where the general critical opinion is that he is a writer who deserves the same status as Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, or Chekhov. This selection should go a long way to restoring Leskov to the ranking he merits"--
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10927901
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1831-1895
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Leskov, N. S.
Dewey number
891.73/3
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Russian
LC call number
PG3337.L5
LC item number
A2 2020
Literary form
fiction
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1942-
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Rayfield, Donald
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True
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New York review books classics
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Russia
Target audience
adult
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selected stories of Nikolai Leskov
Label
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk : selected stories of Nikolai Leskov, translated from the Russian by Donald Rayfield and others ; introduction by Donald Rayfield
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  • nc
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk -- The sealed angel -- The enchanted wanderer -- The steel flea -- The unmercenary engineers -- The innocent Prudentius
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xviii, 421 pages
Isbn
9781681374901
Lccn
2020004672
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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  • on1140370539
  • (OCoLC)1140370539
Label
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk : selected stories of Nikolai Leskov, translated from the Russian by Donald Rayfield and others ; introduction by Donald Rayfield
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk -- The sealed angel -- The enchanted wanderer -- The steel flea -- The unmercenary engineers -- The innocent Prudentius
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xviii, 421 pages
Isbn
9781681374901
Lccn
2020004672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1140370539
  • (OCoLC)1140370539

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