A Russian Anthology in English

A Russian Anthology in English

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A Russian Anthology in English

A Russian Anthology in English

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The purpose of this anthology is to offer to English and American readers in an adequate translation examples of the best in Russian literature.

In compiling it, I have endeavoured to steer a course between several diverging currents. One method I have rejected is to set out a multitude of extracts in chronological order in the hope of illustrating by them the progress of Russian literature from its birth to its lustyprime. Such a compilation, however, is of real interest to no one but historians.

Another plan was to devote separate sections to Russian prose, Russian verse and Russian drama. These main divisions are then themselves divided and subdivided and subdivided again, and the beginnings, rise and triumph or decay of every branch and twig of the literature . . .

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