Angel Classics > The Gypsies & other narrative poems - hardback
Angel Classics The Gypsies & other narrative poems - hardback
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- ISBN: 9780946162727
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This selection of five of Pushkin's finest narrative poems displays his essential qualities. The Gypsies, the anti-Romantic tale of a city-dweller whose search for 'unspoiled' values among gypsies ends in tragedy, is modern Russian literature's first poetic masterpiece. The Bridegroom turns the Romantic ballad into a whodunit. Count Nulin, a deliciously comic tale of country life, stands Shakespeare's Rape of Lucrece on its head. The Tale of the Dead Princess (Pushkin's version of the Snow White story) transforms Russian folk-tale into pure art, and the eerie Tale of the Golden Cockerel savagely politicizes the folk-tale form.
If, as one critic has written, Antony Wood 'comes close to the translator's ideal,' so the wood-engraver Simon Brett comes close to the illustrator's in this beautifully produced book, capturing the essence of each poem in a single dramatic image.
|Series||Angel Classics||Title||The Gypsies & other narrative poems - hardback|
|Publication Date||July 2006||Authors||A S Pushkin / Antony Wood|
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