An enchanting collection of the very best of Russian poetry, edited by acclaimed translator Robert Chandler together with poets Boris Dralyuk and Irina Mashinski. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, poetry's pre-eminence in Russia was unchallenged, with Pushkin and his contemporaries ushering in the 'Golden Age' of Russian literature. Prose briefly gained the high ground in the second half of the nineteenth century, but poetry again became dominant in the 'Silver Age' (the early twentieth century), when belief in reason and progress yielded once more to a more magical view of the world. During the Soviet era, poetry became a dangerous, subversive activity; nevertheless, poets such as Osip Mandelstam and Anna Akhmatova continued to defy the censors. This anthology traces Russian poetry from its Golden Age to the modern era, including work by several great poets - Georgy Ivanov and Varlam Shalamov among them - in captivating modern translations by Robert Chandler and others. The volume also includes a general introduction, chronology and individual introductions to each poet.
Has the greenback really lost its preeminent place in the world? Not according to currency expert Marc Chandler, who explains why so many are—wrongly—pessimistic about both the dollar and the U.S. economy. Making Sense of the Dollar explores the many factors—trade deficits, the dollar’s role in the world, globalization, capitalism, and more—that affect the dollar and the U.S. economy and lead to the inescapable conclusion that both are much stronger than many people suppose. Marc Chandler has been covering the global capital markets for twenty years as a foreign exchange strategist for several Wall Street firms. He is one of the most widely respected and quoted currency experts today.
This book is the definitive guide to Victorian poetry, which its author approaches in the light of modern critical concerns and contemporary contexts. Valentine Cunningham exhibits encyclopedic knowledge of the poetry produced in this period and offers dazzling close readings of a number of well-known poems Draws on the work of major Victorian poets and their works as well as many of the less well-known poets and poems Reads poems and poets in the light of both Victorian and modern critical concerns Places poetry in its personal, aesthetic, historical, and ideological context Organized in terms of the Victorian anxieties of self, body, and melancholy Argues that rhyming/repetition is the major formal feature of Victorian poetry Highlights the Victorian obsession with small subjects in small poems Shows how Victorian poetry attempts to engage with the modern subject and how its modernity segues into modernism and postmodernism
Developed by the experts at Living Language (USA), this course offers a highly effective combination of conversational Russian with grammar and culture. The course is a perfect combination of lively scenes, grammar sections and cultural notes. 40 lessons that include lively dialogues in Russian are supplied with the common vocabulary. English translations and explanations of the Russian grammar rules, word usage, and pronunciation, along with the cultural notes. Quizzes and reviews to check your progress. Complete summary of the Russian grammar, verb conjugation charts. A section on letter writing for business and social occasions. English-Russian and Russian-English dictionaries. 4 cassettes for self-studying with the textbook Immerse yourself deep in a different environment by listening,to and repeating the recorded text. Listen to the dialogues, master the grammar, and you will find out more information about the culture of the country where people speak the language you study. Follow the instructions in the course book during the process of learning. 4 cassettes for further studying on the go Master the material you've already learned, make sure you can handle it with confidence, and then proceed with the new lessons. Perceive the recommendations of the English speaking instructor. Listen to the dialogues and understand spoken Russian. Study the language on your own , while driving or going by underground, jogging in the park or doing your daily household chores, anywhere.
This sourcebook is a wonderful compendium of decorative details derived from ancient manuscripts of the 10th to the 16th centuries. Starting with a brief history of Russian ornament from its origins through the 16th century, this book is divided in two parts. The first part contains hundreds of examples of decorative motifs in full colour arranged in chronological groups. The second half of the book provides templates, which can be used for tracing or scanning details of the decorative elements. This book is a valuable resource for art historians, manuscript scholars, graphic and product designers, typographers and students.
Книга для раскрашивания. Полностью на английском языке. A colouring book including descriptions of the clothing traditionally worn by the inhabitants of Russia's northern, central and southern provinces and the wonderfully beautiful articles that were made in peasant homes without electricity or any other modern technology in the 18th and 19th centuries.
'Tonight he noticed how the women's eyes Passed from him to the strong men that were whole.' The true horror of the trenches is brought to life in this selection of poetry from the front line. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Wilfred Owen (1893-1918). Owen is available in Penguin Classics in Three Poets of the First World War: Ivor Gurney, Isaac Rosenberg, Wilfred Owen.
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.