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Повести покойного Ивана Петровича Белкина review Ú eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö Written in the autumn of 1830 and sometimes referred to as the little parodies the five stories in this collection involve a number of the key contemporary themes O fruitful new avenues for exploration are suggested These tales uickly proved remarkably influential and Russia’s future literature simply would not have been the same without the. Meta literature parody and pastiche genre bending narrative experiment sounds like a brainstorming session for a class about postmodernist literature except that these are all terms which could fit Pushkin's The Tales of Belkin Written in the autumn of 1830 this is a collection of short tales supposedly collected by the recently deceased Belkin whose sketchy biography is provided in an introductory letter by an anonymous friend of the late author The stories parody various genres ranging from the supernaturalGothic The Undertaker to the sentimental The Mistress Peasant and show Pushkin's mastery of eachThis handsome Hesperus Classics edition also contains A History of the Village of Goryukhino” another witty pastiche this time of the high flown style adopted by 18th and 19th Century Russian historians It is complemented by a two and a half page Fragment in which the narrator describes the life of a friend of his who happens to be a poet We eventually learn that the narrator is himself the friend of whom he is speaking our expectations are then further dashed in a final paragraph in which the supposed editors of the text inform us that this is an introduction to an incomplete work In this collection style becomes content but isn't that what postmodern literature is supposed to be aboutThe fluent and idiomatic translation is by Hugh Aplin who also provides an introduction about the circumstances in which the works were written Adam Thirwell's foreword gives some interesting insights into Pushkin's playful use of parody and pastiche

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Written in the autumn of 1830 and sometimes referred to as the little parodies the five stories in this collection involve a number of the key contemporary themes in European literat. I've said that the other Pushkin book was the last one of 2015 but then I found this one December has just started Can't wait Should I just add it in silence and pretend it was there the whole time No no guilt It's not like I made a promise or anything And it is by the same author Ah let's just read and act like nothing happened

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Повести покойного Ивана Петровича БелкинаUre including the Byronic hero the Gothic novel and the tale of the supernatural Yet each sparkling vignette adds an unexpected twist to these familiar literary themes and in doing s. The first story is called From the Publisher which begins Having taken it upon ourselves to publish the Tales of IP Belkin which we offer now to the public we wanted to append an admittedly brief biographical sketch of the late author and follows with a completely fictitious biographical sketch I did see this on the preview at but I did not really expect the other stories to be almost eually amusing These are stories published than 180 years ago before TV and movies before even radio plays and when people told stories for amusement To me these feel like yarns men sitting around the public house might tell each other seeing who they could fool the most And they were fun I have been accused of not having much of a sense of humor and my husband was uite surprised to hear me laugh out loud while reading I'm not sure whether to use the word 'wry' or 'irony' in describing the endings because neither word is the perfect description but they have some of eachI have not read any other Pushkin avoiding him because I don't do well with poetry But this prose work is right up my alley I'll be happy to try to find of it Another 5 stars for a very few hours' enjoyment