Account

Company

  Menu

Description

In a major burst of creativity, Russian poet Alexander Pushkin during just three months in 1830 completed Eugene Onegin, composed more than thirty lyric poems, wrote several short stories and folk tales, and penned the four short dramas in verse that comprise the "little tragedies." The "little tragedies" stand among the great masterpieces of Russian literature, yet they were last translated into English a quarter-century ago and have in recent years been out of print entirely. In this outstanding new translation, Nancy K. Anderson preserves the cadence and intensity of Pushkin's work while aligning it with today's poetic practices and freer approach to metrics. In addition she provides critical essays examining each play in depth, a discussion of her approach to translating the plays, and a consideration of the genre of these dramatic pieces and their performability.

The four "little tragedies" -- Mozart and Salieri, The Miserly Knight, The Stone Guest, and A Feast During the Plague -- are extremely compressed dialogues, each dealing with a dominant protagonist whose central internal conflict determines both the plot and structure of the play. Pushkin focuses on human passions and the interplay between free will and fate: though each protagonist could avoid self-ruin, instead he freely chooses it.

Tag This Book

This Book Has Been Tagged
It hasn't. Be the first to tag this book!

Our Recommendation

Track It. This book has been $22.51 within the past year.

Notify Me When The Price...

  • $
  • If I'm already tracking this book...

to track this book on eReaderIQ.

Track These Authors

to track Alexander Pushkin on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Alexander Pushkin.
  • to stop tracking Alexander Pushkin.

to track Nancy k Anderson on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Nancy k Anderson.
  • to stop tracking Nancy k Anderson.

Price Summary

  • We started tracking this book on July 25, 2012.
  • This book was $9.50 when we started tracking it.
  • The price of this book has changed 124 times in the past 4,233 days.
  • The current price of this book is $24.53 last checked one day ago.
  • This lowest price this book has been offered at in the past 90 days is $22.73.
  • This lowest price this book has been offered at in the past year is $22.51.
  • The lowest price to date was $9.50 last reached on March 23, 2013.
  • This book has been $9.50 5 times since we started tracking it.
  • The highest price to date was $26.00 last reached on July 7, 2023.
  • This book has been $26.00 6 times since we started tracking it.

Additional Info

  • Text-to-Speech: Disabled
  • Lending: Disabled
  • File Size: 1,643 KB

We last verified the price of this book about one day ago. At that time, the price was $24.53. This price is subject to change. The price displayed on the Amazon.com website at the time of purchase is the price you will pay for this book. Please confirm the price before making any purchases.