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D. S. Mirsky (1890–1939)

Autor(a) de History of Russian Literature

14+ Works 312 Membros 2 Críticas

About the Author

Prince Dmitry Svyatopolk Mirsky was born in Russia in 1890 and died in a Siberian prison camp in the late 1930s. During his lifetime, he was a soldier, a lecturer at King's College, London University, a member of the Union of Soviet Writers, a contributor to various Russian papers, and the author mostrar mais of several books of history and literary criticism. Besides the present volume, his best-known work is The Intelligentsia of Great Britain. mostrar menos
Image credit: From book cover of Gerald Stanton Smith. D. S. Mirsky: A Russian-English Life

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Anton Chekhov's Short Stories [Norton Critical Edition, 1st ed.] (1979) — Contribuidor — 636 exemplares
Anna Karenina [Norton Critical Edition, 1st ed.] (1970) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares
The Life of the Archpriest Avvakum (1924) — Introdução, algumas edições61 exemplares

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Alexander Ivanovich Ertel in English em Fans of Russian authors (Abril 2015)

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First published in 1926 in English, Mirsky’s book is rightly a classic in its field. It gives a complete survey of Russian literature from the earliest monastic chronicles up to and including Chekhov. Prince Mirsky (he renounced his title in his youth) was a Professor of Russian Literature at London University during the Twenties and his book developed out of the courses he gave there. More than any of the other emigres who fled the Revolution, Mirsky worked to provide a better understanding of Russian literature in English, and English literature in Russian. He published (his own) translations of contemporary English poetry into Russian, a history of Russia in English, and a history of the English intelligentsia in Russian. He retuned to Russia just as Stalin was purging the intellectuals in the early 30s, and predictably, perished in the gulag...

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tomcatMurr | 1 outra crítica | Oct 1, 2009 |
Still the best survey of the period in English. A brief biography of the author is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._S._Mirsky
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