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Konstantin Batyushkov was one of the great poets of the Golden Age of Russian literature in the early nineteenth century. His verses, famous for their musicality, earned him the admiration of Aleksandr Pushkin and generations of Russian poets to come. In Writings from the Golden Age of Russian Poetry, Peter France interweaves Batyushkov's life and writings, presenting masterful new translations of his work with the compelling story of Batyushkov's career as a soldier, diplomat, and poet and his tragic decline into mental illness at the age of thirty-four. Little known among non-Russian readers, Batyushkov left a varied body of writing, both in verse and in prose, as well as memorable letters to friends. France nests a substantial selection of his sprightly epistles on love, friendship, and social life, his often tragic elegies, and extracts from his essays and letters within episodes of his remarkable life-particularly appropriate for a poet whose motto was "write as you live, and live as you write." Batyushkov's writing reflects the transition from the urbane sociability of the Enlightenment to the rebellious sensibility of Pushkin and Lermontov; it spans the Napoleonic Wars and the rapid social and literary change from Catherine the Great to Nicholas I. Presenting Batyushkov's poetry of feeling and wit alongside his troubled life, Writings from the Golden Age of Russian Poetry makes his verse accessible to English-speaking readers in a necessary exploration of this transitional moment for Russian literature.
It has long been known that the folk tale is the soul of people. Since ancient times, the Russian Empire was formed as a multi-ethnic country. The Russian language and Russian culture are the fruit of the interaction of different cultures and peoples living in the vast territory. That is why this book presents folk tales of Native peoples inhabiting Russia in different years. Each tale, presented in this book, reflects some features, typical for people of a particular nation.
Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) is a great Russian poet and novelist, the creator of modern literary Russian. A genius of poetry, he embodied Russian national consciousness and became the pride of his country. An important part of Pushkin's literary heritage is his fairy tales, which are based on Russian folklore. Pushkin's tales have always been a favourite subject matter for the painting school of Palekh, a famous old centre of icon-painting and lacquer miniature.
From Moses to Nelson Mandela, speeches have changed the way we see the world and the way the world is shaped.The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches gathers together the world's greatest speeches, bringing together the words of over one hundred men and women. These brilliant and passionate declarations by Socrates, Robespierre, Lincoln, Queen Elizabeth I, Churchill, Washington, Pankhurst, Gandhi and many others provide a vivid glimpse of history in the making while retaining their power to move and inspire today.
This book presents a basic course of the Russian language based on the the teachingmethods of Dmitry Petrov, which have been adapted for self-study.Each lesson contains a number of practical exercises which help students developthe skills necessary to use the basic structures of the Russian language.The textbook will be useful for beginner, as well as intermediate students of Russian.
The illustrated art book "Russian Cuisine" features the most characteristic dishes created by the Russians throughout their history. The detailed recipes and full-colour illustrations will introduce you to a wide range of national accomplishments in the art of cookery. The book enables you to create culinary masterpieces with your own hands anywhere on our planet. The art book contains 130 recipes and 128 colour plates.
The book contains basic Russian grammar explanations as well as exercises, games and contests covering the most important sections of practical grammar. The exercises are based on the most frequently used conversational patterns. The contextual and stylistic features of the language units are considered. The book is aimed at students of level A2.
This is a book about one of the most interesting monuments of Russian history and culture - the grand kremlin palace. The accompanying articles describe the palace's mediaeval throne rooms - the hall of facets and the tsarina's golden chamber, the ceremonial halls of the five orders and the sumptuous apartments of the imperial family. The book contains 238 colour illustrations: photographs and also engravings and watercolours of the 17th to 19th centuries which recreate the atmosphere of the royal palace, a unique Russian palace ensemble that grew up over five centuries.