The Queen of Spades, one of his most popular and chilling short stories, tells of an inveterate card player who develops a dangerous obsession with the secret of an old lady''s luck, which he believes will bring him the wealth he craves. The Negro of Peter the Great, a story based on the life Pushkin''s own great-grandfather, is a vivid depiction - and criticism - of both French and Russian society, while Dubrovsky is the Byronic tale of a dispossessed young officer. The Captain''s Daughter..
An important stylistic force in twentieth-century Russian literature, Boris Pilnyak never shied from controversy. His incendiary stories melded sexual themes with his doubts about..Подробнее
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In 1983 the posthumous publication of this book - a collection of stories that depict, with astonishing power and grace, the world of Pancake''s native rural West Virginia -..Описание
Book DescriptionTwelve stories introducing a remarkable new writer...In Calamity and Other Stories, Daphne Kalotay portrays with affection and frankness the complexity and comedy..Подробнее