Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
  • ISBN: 9780300080278
  • ISBN10: 0300080271

Little Tragedies

by Nancy K. Anderson

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 04/01/2000
used Add to Cart $4.97
You save: 75%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $27.97
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
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.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Midtown Scholar Bookstore
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Like New
0300080271 Crisp, clean, unread book with very light shelfwear-GREAT.
$4.97
Goodwill Books
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Acceptable
Reading copy. May have signs of wear and previous use (scuffs, writing, underlining). Dust jacket may be missing.
$4.97
HPB Inc.
Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$5.33
Half Price Books Inc
Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$8.53
Powell's Books
Location: Portland, OR
Very Good
$8.61
text book recycle
Location: malone, NY
Very Good
We ship everyday and offer PRIORITY SHIPPING.
$8.98
text book recycle
Location: malone, NY
Good
We ship everyday and offer PRIORITY SHIPPING.
$8.98
SurplusTextSeller
Location: Columbia, MO
Good
Ships same day or next business day! UPS shipping available (Priority Mail
[...]
$9.27
Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$12.91
KRASH_LLC
Location: Cleveland, OH
Like New
Shipping Icon
NEW LOOKING SOFTCOVER COPY WITH CLEAN, CRISP PAGES AND TIGHT BINDING. BOOK SHOWS LIGHT SHELF WEAR. ALL OF OUR ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED. WE SHIP DAILY WITH TRACKING.
$17.43
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).