The Playwright Aleksandr Vampilov:An Ironic Observer Middlebury Studies in Russian Language and Literature Vreneli Farber
Petty Demon, one of the most important novels in Russian literature, recounts the story of the morally corrupt Peredonov, who becomes insane and paranoid during his struggle to be promoted to governmental inspector of his province. Fyodor Sologub (Fyodor Kuzmich Teternikov, 1863 - 1927) was a Russian Symbolist poet, novelist, playwright and essayist. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Piotr Korshunkov. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000085/bk_agen_000085_sample.mp3.
Here is the brilliant novella The Eyes of My Brother, Forever by the Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist, and biographer Stefan Zweig (1881-1942). Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Arina Lanskaya. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000125/bk_agen_000125_sample.mp3.
The action of the most famous plays of the great English poet and playwright William Shakespeare is in Elsinore, shortly after the death of the King of Denmark. Heartbroken Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, suffering death of her beloved father and sudden marriage of his mother, Queen Gertrude, is a terrible ghost of his father in full military dress and tells him the terrible secret that the king did not die a natural death, but was killed by a hand of his home brother Claudius, who became her husband and the current king of the Queen of Denmark. King Hamlet´s ghost calls to avenge him, and disappears. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Mikhail Astangov, Nikolay Plotnikov, Boris Livanov, Anatoly Grahve. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000188/bk_agen_000188_sample.mp3.
A biography of Russian playwright, short-story writer, and novelist Nikolay Gogol (1809-1952), This is a beautifully written, well-known work by the famous children´s writer Alexandra Annenskaya (1840-1915).Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Igor Serebryany. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000040/bk_agen_000040_sample.mp3.
Anton Chekhov´s life was short, intense, and dominated by battles, both with his dependents and with the tuberculosis that was to kill him at age 44. He was one of the greatest playwrights and short-story writers ever born, but he was torn between medicine and literature, as he was between family and friends, between a longing for solitude and a need for company. When he was a child, his family life was at times made a hell by a monstrous father, a possessive sister, and delinquent elder brothers; his own adult life was tortuously balanced between the affections of a series of mistresses and a marriage to an actress that was not as idyllic as it has traditionally been painted. Donald Rayfield´s biography strips the whitewash from the image of Chekhov and shows us what lay behind his restrained, ironic facade. The result does not denigrate him but shows him in the full heroism of his brief, prodigiously creative life. Rayfield has spent more than three years combing the Chekhov archives all over Russia (Chekhov was a restless traveler for the whole of his life, going from Siberia to the Cote d´Azur) and has uncovered thousands of documents and letters from Chekhov´s lovers, friends, and family, most of them never published before, which cumulatively tell of a life far more entangled and turbulent than we ever previously suspected. Anton Chekhov is a vivid portrait of Russia and Russian society 100 years ago, as well as an investigation of the emotions, ideas, conflicts, and experiences that Chekhov built into his stories and plays. Above all, it is the moving story of an artist´s sometimes ruthless, often covert fight to save his creativity from strangulation by illness and family. It will establish itself as the definitive modern biography. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001307/bk_blak_001307_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A runaway bestseller. ´´The Rosie Project´´ is a 2013 Australian novel and the debut work of Australian novelist, playwright and data modeller Graeme C. Simsion. The novel centers on genetics professor Don Tillman, who struggles to have a serious relationship with women. With a friend´s help, he devises a questionnaire to assess the suitability of female partners. His plans are set off course when he meets Rosie, who does not fit many of Tillman´s criteria, but becomes a big part of his life. Please note: this audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Dmitry Kreminsky. http://samples.audible.de/bk/drnr/000010/bk_drnr_000010_sample.mp3.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was a Russian short-story writer and playwright. He is considered to be one of the greatest short-story writers in the history of world literature and ´´The Lament´´ is one of the most memorable of his stories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Zimmerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jimc/000457/bk_jimc_000457_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´White Guard´´ - the first novel of the outstanding Russian writer and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov. The events of the novel take place during the Civil War in Ukraine at the end of 1918. Bulgakov talks about the family of Russian intellectuals and their friends who are experiencing the social cataclysm of the civil war. The novel is largely autobiographical, almost all characters have prototypes - relatives, friends and acquaintances of the Bulgakov family. The decorations of the novel were the streets of Kiev and the house in which the Bulgakov family lived in 1918. Other famous works of the writer are The Master and Margarita, The Dog Heart, The Theatrical Novel, Notes on Cuffs, Fatal Eggs, Notes of a Young Doctor, Devil´s, .
Katherine Mansfield was the pen name of Kathleen Mansfield Murry (1888-1923), a prominent New Zealand modernist writer of short fiction. She is widely considered one of the best short-story writers of her period. A number of her works, including ´´Miss Brill´´, ´´Prelude´´, ´´The Garden Party´´, ´´The Doll´s House´´, and later works such as ´´The Fly´´, are frequently collected in short-story anthologies. Mansfield also proved ahead of her time in her adoration of Russian playwright and short story writer Anton Chekhov, and incorporated some of his themes and techniques into her writing. This audiobook is her classic short story ´Mr Reginald Peacock´s Day´, which was first published in the British literary magazine The New Age in 1917 and later reprinted in Bliss and Other Stories in 1920. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joy Gelardi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/summ/000171/bk_summ_000171_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.