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    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 So I was refused entry on the bus home because I had ...


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    FATA C PITANULUICred c , din tot ce am citit de Pu kin, romanul acesta este singurul care m a f cut s reflectez asupra ob r iei emo ionale, stereotipice, a poporului rus citisem mai nt i Pu kin, iar ulterior Dostoievski i, dup cele descrise n Fata c pitanului , constat cu melancoliei c numai unui popor ca cel rus i ar fi priit socialismul leninist i nu e o anticipare de dou secole Pu kin scriind opera n secolul...


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    Ann Radcliffe Ann Radcliffe,


  4. says:

    I really enjoyed this collection of 6 short stories by the father of Russian literature.


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    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 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 addres...


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    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 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...


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    Alexandr Pushkin is a wonderful storyteller He is insightful and wittyin 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 Gogo...


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    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 readof 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 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 readof his at last The Queen of Spades The Stationmaster More than cosy enough in the way perfectly characteristic of C19th cla...


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    Tre brevi incantevoli racconti, di cui La dama di picch il pi famoso Forse anche il pi 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 condurr alla follia, 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 piaciuto molto Q Tre brevi incantevoli racconti, di cui La dama di picch il pi famoso Forse anche il pi 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 condurr alla follia, un perfetto equilibrio di...


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    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 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...


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The Queen of Spades and Other Stories This Volume Contains New Translations Of Four Of Pushkin S Best Works Of Fiction The Queen Of Spades Has Long Been Acknowledged As One Of The World S Greatest Short Stories, In Which Pushkin Explores The Nature Of Obsession The Tales Of Belkin Are Witty Parodies Of Sentimentalism, While Peter The Great S Blackamoor Is An Early Experiment With Recreating The Past The Captain S Daughter Is A Novel Length Masterpiece Which Combines Historical Fiction In The Manner Of Sir Walter Scott With The Devices Of The Russian Fairy Tale The Introduction Provides Close Readings Of The Stories And Places Them In Their European Literary Context.