The Queen of Spades and Other Russian Stories: Dual Language Reader (English/Russian)

The Queen of Spades and Other Russian Stories Dual Language Reader English Russian As opposed to memorizing Russian phrases or forcing yourself to get through another dry Russian grammar or verb manual this Dual Language Reader DLR uses short stories so that you re eager and excite

  • Title: The Queen of Spades and Other Russian Stories: Dual Language Reader (English/Russian)
  • Author: Alexander Pushkin Anton Chekhov Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • ISBN: 9780983150336
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Paperback
  • As opposed to memorizing Russian phrases or forcing yourself to get through another dry Russian grammar or verb manual, this Dual Language Reader DLR uses short stories so that you re eager and excited to turn each page In addition, short stories in DLR format serve as an excellent tool to aid you in developing the ability to think in Russian In this book you willAs opposed to memorizing Russian phrases or forcing yourself to get through another dry Russian grammar or verb manual, this Dual Language Reader DLR uses short stories so that you re eager and excited to turn each page In addition, short stories in DLR format serve as an excellent tool to aid you in developing the ability to think in Russian In this book you will find a magnificent collection of the Russia s greatest short stories, written by the most notable Russian authors Anton Chekhov , Alexander Pushkin , Fyodor Dostoyevsky , and Nikolai Gogol This compilation features Pushkin s masterpiece The Queen of Spades Other stories include Gogol s incredibly disturbed and disturbingly humorous The Diary of a Madman Dostoyevsky s The Thief also known as The Honest Thief as well as Anton Chekhov s famous short story of Slander and the eerie tale of The Witch Language Formatting English Russian Russian Cyrillic Each stories language of origin English Accurate Translations by some of the world s most renowned Russian to English translators, including Constance Garnett, Lizzie Gorin, E.L Boole, and Using this Dual Language Reader The key to mastering any foreign language is developing the ability to Think in that language With the Russian Cyrillic text on the right and the English Translation on the left, you re able to comprehend the ideas being conveyed without turning a page Oh and for students who wish to test their ability to read the Russian Cyrillic text, you can fold the left page back and easily hold the book to read entire stories or the entire book in Russian If or when you have difficulty understanding exactly what the Russian author is trying to say, you can quickly look at the provided translation to make the concepts clear, to get yourself back on track Another useful technique for beginners, especially is to read the English translation first and, once the concepts are clear, then move on to reading and comprehending the Russian Cyrillic text Your goal, other than enjoying the process of learning, is again to develop the ability to think in the new language.

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    • Alexander Pushkin Anton Chekhov Fyodor Dostoyevsky

      Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin was a Russian Romantic author who is considered to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature Pushkin pioneered the use of vernacular speech in his poems and plays, creating a style of storytelling mixing drama, romance, and satire associated with Russian literature ever since and greatly influencing later Russian writers.Born in Moscow, Pushkin published his first poem at the age of fifteen, and was widely recognized by the literary establishment by the time of his graduation from the Imperial Lyceum in Tsarskoe Selo Pushkin gradually became committed to social reform and emerged as a spokesman for literary radicals in the early 1820s he clashed with the government, which sent him into exile in southern Russia While under the strict surveillance of government censors and unable to travel or publish at will, he wrote his most famous play, the drama Boris Godunov, but could not publish it until years later His novel in verse, Eugene Onegin, was published serially from 1825 to 1832.Pushkin and his wife Natalya Goncharova, whom he married in 1831, later became regulars of court society In 1837, while falling into greater and greater debt amidst rumors that his wife had started conducting a scandalous affair, Pushkin challenged her alleged lover, Georges d Anth s, to a duel Pushkin was mortally wounded and died two days later.Because of his liberal political views and influence on generations of Russian rebels, Pushkin was portrayed by Bolsheviks as an opponent to bourgeois literature and culture and a predecessor of Soviet literature and poetry Tsarskoe Selo was renamed after him.

    508 thoughts on “The Queen of Spades and Other Russian Stories: Dual Language Reader (English/Russian)

    • So I was refused entry on the bus home because I had a cup of coffee with me, "Get rid of the coffee or you're not getting on." It wasn't a case of No Food Consumed On Vehicle either, this guy was just a wanker. Apparently I've not reached the age where I have sufficient motor skills to hold something which essentially is a grown-up sippy cup without dropping it. God forbid my caffeinated drink would ruin the pristine condition of skanky buses with no air con or heating, chewing gum from 2005 st [...]


    • FATA CĂPITANULUICred că, din tot ce-am citit de Puşkin, romanul acesta este singurul care m-a făcut să reflectez asupra obârşiei emoţionale, stereotipice, a poporului rus (citisem mai întâi Puşkin, iar ulterior Dostoievski). Şi, după cele descrise în "Fata căpitanului", constat cu melancoliei că numai unui popor ca cel rus i-ar fi priit socialismul leninist. Şi nu e o anticipare de două secole (Puşkin scriind opera în secolul XVIII, iar Revoluţia Bolşevică având loc în 1 [...]


    • Μία πολύ ωραία συλλογή τεσσάρων ολοκληρωμένων και μη διηγημάτων του σπουδαίου Ρώσου συγγραφέα. Στο πρώτο συναντάμε την αρχή μιας ρομαντικής ιστορίας με πρωταγωνιστή τον Αφρικανό προ-παππού του συγγραφέα που μας προϊδεάζει για μία ενδιαφέρουσα συνέχεια αλλά δυστυχώς η συ [...]



    • Timeless and accessible writing. I thoroughly appreciated Pushkin`s stories infused with seeds of historical trivia and perspective. I also enjoyed his use of humor and irony to mock comedic, sentimental, or ironic writing. As was I impressed with his successful addresses to the audience in fact, he pulls off many things I`m traditionally not a fan of kudos! An aside, the translation is brilliant it`s hard to seperate authors really, but amazing word choices and phrasing.


    • 1.Tales of the Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin.Funny and interesting stories. 4 stars.2. The Queen of Spades.A short story with a twist at the end. The secret of a winning 3 card game and a man who wants to know it at all costs.I would rate this 3.5 stars.3. The Captain's Daughter.I thought this story started a little slow but then it really picked up. By far the best of the stories and a definite 5 star.4. Peter the Great's Blackamoor.Pushkin wanted to write an historical novel along the lines of Wa [...]


    • Alexandr Pushkin is a wonderful storyteller. He is insightful and witty my opinion Russia's greatest poet (followed closely by Anna Akhmatova). If you're looking for other stories from Russian authors I would also recommend Gogol, Bulgokov, and the lesser appreciated Turgenev (I loved Fathers and Sons). I mean really you just can't go wrong.


    • [3.5] Pushkin from Pushkin Press. (This is at once amusing symmetry, and a little too on-the-nose. First time I've read him. This collection is mostly poetry.) Translation by Anthony Briggs, whose War & Peace I'd have read if it were available as an ebook two years ago; glad to read more of his at last.'The Queen of Spades'; 'The Stationmaster': More than cosy enough in the way perfectly characteristic of C19th classics. (A paper book of these, read after nightfall, beside a fire, teeters on [...]


    • Tre brevi incantevoli racconti, di cui La dama di picchè è il più famoso. Forse anche il più bello, non saprei fare una graduatoria. Posso dire che il racconto, che narra dell’irrefrenabile ambizione di un giovane con pochi mezzi economici che lo condurrà alla follia, è un perfetto equilibrio di stili, dal romantico al fantastico al gotico, tenuti insieme da una scrittura brillante e da una sottile ironia. Vorrei parlare di uno degli altri due racconti, Il mastro di posta. Mi è piaciuto [...]


    • I've lately developed quite an interest in the fabulous Russian literature. And Pushkin, well, he's supposedly one of the most fabulous Russians. I've been quite afraid of him - I somehow had an image of monstrous romantic poetry.How very wrong I was.Pushkin combines wonderous Russian fairytales, historical fiction and makes it all so interesting that you're feeling as if you were watching an 18th century soap opera. And Dubrovsky. By Jove what a man. And did I mention that Alexander is a fantas [...]


    • Îmbinând o multitudine de perspective, proza lui Pușkin nu poate decât să te facă să te întrebi: où est la Russie d'antan?Lăsând la o parte acțiunea, se remarcă nestăvilita nădejde în Bine. La Pușkin, cu toții "sfârșim bine". Cumva, destinul pare să rezolve totul -, chiar dacă, până la urmă: tempus edax rerumO proză absolutamente remarcabilă prin claritate și discursivitate.



    • In this collection of short fiction, many of the pieces are unfinished fragments. This is so frustrating, as Pushkin writes brilliantly and within a few pages drags the reader into the story. However, they are still worth reading for their vivid descriptions of country estates and pithy observations of Russian society.My favourite stories wereThe Negro of Peter the Great- a historical tale based on the story of Pushkin's own Ethiopian great-grandfather,Dubrovsky- the adventures of a nobleman who [...]


    • O colecție de proze scrise de Aleksandr Pușkin, de la povestiri cu un aer straniu ce vestesc răzbunarea unei fantome până la luptele eroice duse de diverși comandanți cu tâlharii ce împresoară o Rusie friguroasă și bătrână. ,,Dama de pică'' reprezintă genul de povestire care te sperie, în care o bătrână pare a deține secretul jocurilor de cărți și care posedă puterea de a ghici ce carte va aduce o avere colosală. ,,Kirdjali'' prezintă povestea unui hoț ce ajunge în [...]


    • My review is not based on these editions or English translations as I didn’t read any of these. However, I am familiar with all the stories, which I have read in two different languages and a few different books (I have consulted at least 4 books, and read the one I thought were more reliable and close to the original). Most of these stories I have read were made possible by the wonderful translation works by Progress Publishers, Moscow. Progress Publishers were one of the three publication ho [...]



    • Ah cîtă plăcere am primit citind această cartea minunată! Mă minunează frumusețea și simplitatea limbii. Sunt exeltată de capacitatea autorului de a fi actual chiar și peste sute de ani, el nu este doar actual dar crează impresia că trăiește toate aceste timpuri, chiar și acum. Limbajul cu care se expune este ușor, simplu, fin, dar în același timprfect."Zicalele sănătoase sunt uimitor de folositoare atunci cînd nu putem născoci altceva mai bun.""Două idei fixe nu pot exis [...]


    • Having recently read and enjoyed the 'The Captain's Daughter', I had to explore more of Alexander Pushkin's prose and this book was the only other sample available in my local library. I wish there was more.The contents of 'The Queen of Spades and other stories' occupy some two hundred and forty pages, of which 'The Captains Daughter' takes the largest portion of over a hundred. The five short essays that are the 'Tales of the late Ivan Petrovich Belkin' namely 'The Shot', 'The Snowstorm', 'The [...]


    • Fantastic stories, although 2 are unfortunately incomplete. Pushkin's writing is so fantastic that I feel like I could actually relate to and immerse myself in 18th century Russia amidst rebels and Robin Hood like figures and land squabbles. The most bizarre thing to me was that there are several references, in various stories to "gingers." I'm naive (and happily so) to things like that, but I totally thought South Park made 'ginger' into a ridiculous taunt to people with beautiful red hair. Evi [...]


    • A wise friend once mentioned that he hadn't met one of the Russian writers that he hadn't liked. Pushkin is certainly no exception, though his style is interestingly different from the others of the classic Russian canon. It's reminds me of Hemingway, though these particular stories don't seem to reach as high. Though not stories I would die without being able to read, they are still very good.


    • Let's put it this wayPushkin is one of my new favorite authors! I am embarassed to say that I have never read anything from Pushkin before this, and I'm craving for morelots more. He is such a phenomenal story teller. As you read, you just become more and more interested in the characters and development. I have lots more to read from this genius. (I only gave it four stars because I was afraid this collection and translation doesn't do Pushkin justiced I've yet to read more)


    • Superb short stories. "The Captain's Daughter" is a gripping narrative. The Tales of Belkin are like a parody of Hoffmann with the premise of being written by someone else. There is a fragment of semi fictional biography of Pushkin's ancestor in the unfinished story, Peter the Great's Blackamoor. The notes are useful at putting things in historical context and explaining Russian nuances.


    • What a man Pushkin was.What's most startling about Pushkin and this collection is how modern and relatable the stories are -both in theme and language- you wouldn't think in this day and age of silly technology that a guy from 19th century Russia would be so open to connection.


    • نهايه كل قصه تجعلك تشعر بأنك تقرأ قصص للاطفال نهايه سريعه جدا وغير وافيه ولا تليق ببدايه القصه الشئ الوحيد الذي جعل لهذه المجموعة القصصية ذكرى خاصة هي انني قرأتها دفعة واحدة في محاظره التغذية وكنت أقرأ الكثيير في هذه المحاظره والغريب اني نجحت بها وبتقدير جيد جدا



    • Reread all but Peter the Great's BlackamoorMuch more enjoyable than I remember it being. The Captain's Daughter is a masterpiece. The Belkin Tales are fun.


    • The first half had a great short story, but then the second half had several bits of poems. Some of these didn't appeal to me, but I world recommend the first half.


    • Pushkin, what a delight! He’s fun. I feel like he’s more lighthearted than his (now more famous) countrymen.



    • This is an enjoyable collection of short stories and poems written by the Russian Shakespeare, Alexander Pushkin (1799 – 1837), and translated into English by Anthony Briggs. The short stories seem brilliant, but I wonder if something is lost in the translation of the poetry by steadfastly maintaining the rhyming structures of the poems. The translator is to be commended for finding words that advance the messages of the poems and accurately rhyme, but several lines that must have flowed smoot [...]


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