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Пиковая дама [PDF / Epub] ⚣ Пиковая дама ✈ Alexander Pushkin – Alexander Pushkin 1799 1837 Russia’s greatest poet and a versatile writer whose great gifts and profoundly Russian sensibility influenced all of modern Russian literature produced short stories that Alexander Pushkin Russia’s greatest poet and a versatile writer whose great gifts and profoundly Russian sensibility influenced all of modern Russian literature produced short stories that are masterpieces of the craftBesides the brilliant title story a cunningly wrought narrative of romance and murder in the haute bourgeoisie of St Petersburg this volume includes all five stories originally collected as The Tales of the Late P Belkin These include An Amateur Peasant Girl The Shot The Snowstorm The Postmaster and The Coffin Maker.

About the Author: Alexander Pushkin

Александр Сергеевич ПушкинFrench.

10 thoughts on “Пиковая дама

  1. Fionnuala Fionnuala says:

    In the final story of this collection there's an episode in which a male character makes good use of the last shot in a round of ammunition In the same tale a female character makes very good use of the only ammunition she possesses her ability to recount a story Yes the Captain's daughter of the story of the same name succeeds in telling her version of the 1775 Pugachev rebellion to the empress regent Catherine the Great with such powerful effect that she succeeds in clearing the name of someone very dear to her Alexander Pushkin is very good at telling stories too In the first story of the collection he chooses to recount his version of the life of someone dear to him his maternal great grandfather Ibrahim Gannibal Ibrahim was a page who had been gifted to Peter the Great by the Ottoman Sultan having originally been kidnapped from his home in Central Africa in the early 1700s Pushkin fictionalises the story but retains enough elements for us to get a clear grasp of the life his great grandfather led in the Russian court until he married Pushkin's great grandmother by order of Peter the Great The story is unfinished as is another in the collection but that didn't bother me at all because Ibrahim's story contains many interesting details regarding life in Russia at that time or at least the life of the nobility and their servants That story also presents an interesting portrait of Peter the Great We hear how he imposed Western habits and styles on the nobility forcing the men to shave off their beards eventually taxing those who refused We see him visiting the docks in St Petersburg which were built during his reign and overseeing the shipbuilding works another passion of his connected to his ambitions to acuire sea coast for his empire Under his reign Russian territory increased as far as the Black Sea Under the reign of Catherine the Great in the second half of the eighteenth century the territory was further extended towards the Caspian Sea and across the Caucasus mountains towards Persian and Ottoman territories Catherine the Great traveling in the CaucusesI chose to read this book because I'd just read Mikhail Lermontov's A Hero of Our Time which pointed me towards Pushkin Now this book plus Pushkin's Tales of Belkin and Other Prose Writings which I've since read has filled me in perfectly on some of the history behind the geography which had fascinated me while reading about Lermontov's narrator's travels in the Caucasus Perfect

  2. Gabrielle Gabrielle says:

    This little book was the perfect sampler of Pushkin’s work for a novice like me I got a taste of his short stories his poetry and his plays and all that was portable enough to fit in my coat pocket I greatly enjoyed the elegant prose the mordant and tragic little tales but I feel like I am a poor judge of poetry; it’s also possible that my undercaffeinated morning commute is just not the right setting for trying to absorb it I also have to wonder how much is lost in translation and not having any Russian speakers in my direct circles I have no idea if this edition’s translation does that poetry any justiceAfter reading a lot of Russian literature last year I can definitely see how Pushkin has a place in that pantheon alongside Tolstoy and Dostoevsky he has that same talent for tackling the great tragic themes greed envy jealousy and illustrating them with a sardonic flourish“The ueen of Spade” is an ironic fable about a gambler’s scheming to obtain an infallible card trick This predictably bites him in the ass but who does enjoy watching a greedy douche get what’s coming to him? I preferred “The Stationmaster” over the first story as I found it much moving with its regretful and bittersweet conclusionThe short sample of “Mozart and Salieri” took me by surprise “Amadeus” is one of my favorite movies and I had no idea that anyone but Peter Shaefer had written about that notorious rivalry but it turns out this was Shaefer’s main inspiration DerpI look forward to “Eugene Onegin” which I hope to really be able to sink my teeth into as usual with short stories I get to the end hungry for

  3. brinson leigh brinson leigh says:

    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

  4. Irene Irene says:

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

  5. Ioana Hodor Ioana Hodor says:

    Pushkin never ceases to amaze me with all the twists written in this short prose There is a reason why Russian writers are one of the most profound type out there and this is exactly how Pushkin captures the Russian spirit problematic tormented by ethical uestions with a very well defined personality Would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to dig in a very different perspective on Russian characters

  6. Samantha Samantha says:

    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 Gogol Bulgokov and the lesser appreciated Turgenev I loved Fathers and Sons I mean really you just can't go wrong

  7. Tracey Tracey says:

    1Tales of the Late Ivan Petrovich BelkinFunny and interesting stories 4 stars2 The ueen of SpadesA 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 costsI would rate this 35 stars3 The Captain's DaughterI thought this story started a little slow but then it really picked up By far the best of the stories and a definite 5 star4 Peter the Great's BlackamoorPushkin wanted to write an historical novel along the lines of Waverley by Sir Walter Scott The result was the above story; using his ancestor Ibrahim as the main character Peter the Great was the godfather of Ibrahim and had him educated in the European fashion He went on to a great military career Pushkin never completed the novel which is a pity as it had potentialI would give this story 4 stars

  8. Antonomasia Antonomasia says:

    35 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 read of his at last'The ueen 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 the brink between perfect and cloying Marginally darker ends than British Victorians perhaps the Russian sting is reminiscent of someone later like Saki or MR James but it's too long since I've read them Less harshly realist than lC19th Scandinavians and very much in a pretty world of the upper classes where everything turns out fairytale alright for a lot of people and toughness and poverty whilst mentioned ultimately seem skimmed over the same again in a somewhat facile poem near the end 'Winter Evening' Easy to forgive in film less so in books for some reason; perhaps expect greater seriousness of the latter Feels like the same world as War Peace These stories are so famous it would have been impossible for them to live up to their reputation another argument for reading classics as a teenager because you experience them fresh without so much that came afterAt one point in ueen of Spades someone asks if there even are any Russian novelsPimen's Monologue from Boris GodunovNice clean readable translation of blank verse; obviously modern still atmospheric Would have liked to read the rest if it were here Shame there was so much less of this play than of Mozart and Salieriwhich was hammy in a way no translator could rescue in what followed what and in the basic meanings of what was said Might have been camply funny if it weren't one of those stories in which I've minimal interest as fiction as opposed to carefully researched biography pointing out what we just can't know Also lacks the attraction of reading a Russian write about Russian history as in Boris Godunov'The Bronze Horseman'Easy to imagine reading this aloud as a kid Small epic of St Petersburg its flooding and one young working class chap's story Nice tidy rhymed translation with ample enjambments Very 4 stars Again the surprise of its being darker than English euivalents of this sort of thing'Tsar Nikita and His Forty Daughters'Very silly smutty fairytale translated in a very silly jaunty rhymed style whose name I should probably know or used to I like it when he manages to make extra puns probably peculiar to Englishpointlessly short Extract from Yevgeny OneginI stumble around under the impression that there is no satisfactory English translation of Onegin no wonder given that my GR friends give the thing an average rating of 314 against a general average of 406 I like people who are fussy about translations Though if I do try it and not in an old free version it'll be the Stanley Mitchell translation praised in an review by Russian translator Robert Chandler who also recommended an edition of Crime and Punishment that I loved Little to say about this extract except it gives the impression that the poem contains different moods and rhythms within a few pages of one another and as a fragment of an obviously much bigger story it's too short to have much opinion about other than via close reading and dissection Various short poemsGeneral tendency for these to open promisingly then I would be disappointed by the ending I did enjoy and these are very typical subjects for me to like and typical Romantic era subjects some bits about autumn and winter a few of the florid love verses miscellaneous intimations of mortality a working class setting with attention to the people's lives in 'Man Found Drowned' though again an anticlimatic conclusionI'm a bit morbid compared with most other non Goths these days finding it a philosophical and picturesue way to live with ropey health; interesting to see how Pushkin writing in his thirties takes it that bit further in a time when one saw far younger people and contemporaries die He died at 37 but in a duel not from consumption or the likeSome of 'When I Stroll Down a Busy Street' is familiar I tell myself the world keeps turning However many of us are here or A lone oak tree attracts my gaze I think this patriarch sublime Will long outlive these empty days As it outlived my father’s timeor I think farewell I’ve had my day You take my place I’m reconciled — Yours is to thrive mine to decay But he is far to me strangely specific; the era presumably means he sees far greater probability an imminence and thinks of things I felt no need to I always say goodbye in thought Each day each year and try to guess Which day in which year will have brought The anniversary of my deathIt is strange to read that knowing it nearly two hundred years later; one gets the impression from the final 'I Have My Monument' that he suspected people still would'Autumn a fragment' I commend to those friends who also like autumn and winter best Springtime I can’t abide With all that smelly thawing slush Thank you I can't stand spring either bright and cold at the same time no thanks and suspect it would be even worse in Russia Summer though if comfortably warm enough to spend outside and it's possible to spend it outside and otherwise to sleep long enough in the dark I love but indoor days in summer urgh apart from lack of heating bills In autumn every year I come into full flower The thrilling Russian cold inspires me through and through I love my life again each day and every hour My appetite returns on time and sleep does too My blood is up my glad heart surges with new power Desire and joy are mine I’m young the world is new Fresh life wells up in me Such is my constitution If you’ll forgive such a prosaical intrusion

  9. Paulina Paulina says:

    I've lately developed uite an interest in the fabulous Russian literature And Pushkin well he's supposedly one of the most fabulous Russians I've been uite afraid of him I somehow had an image of monstrous romantic poetryHow very wrong I wasPushkin 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 fantastic storyteller? Few manage to tell stories so enchantingly Magic Next stop Pushkin's poetry Here I come

  10. Danielle Danielle says:

    Fantastic stories although 2 are unfortunately incomplete Pushkin's writing is so fantastic that I feel like I could actually relate to and immerse myself in 18th century Russia amidst rebels and Robin Hood like figures and land suabbles The most bizarre thing to me was that there are several references in various stories to gingers I'm naive and happily so to things like that but I totally thought South Park made 'ginger' into a ridiculous taunt to people with beautiful red hair Evidently Pushkin was the original Trey Matt It's always amazing when you see something that you think is a modern thought reflected in classical literature Anyway even if you're fortunate enough to have red hair I recommend picking up a collection of Pushkin stories If nothing else reading about the chill of the wind across Russian steppes will cool you off a bit this hot summer

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