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Fyodor Sologub (1863–1927)

Autor(a) de The Petty Demon

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About the Author

Sologub was a member of the symbolist movement, particularly in its early decadent phase. A schoolteacher and school official for many years, he began to publish in the 1890s. His first novel was Bad Dreams (1896), a depiction of a hero struggling against provincial surroundings. He attracted wide mostrar mais attention with his second novel, The Petty Demon (1907), in which another provincial town, brilliantly satirized, is the background for the brutish Peredonov's descent into paranoia. This novel, standing at the transition from realist to modernist fiction, has been widely translated and was for a long time the only Sologub work available to Soviet readers. The trilogy The Created Legend (1907--13) is an ambitious attempt to lay out in narrative form Sologub's highly integrated, quasi-mythological worldview: very controversial, it was not judged successful. Sologub also won recognition as a major Silver Age lyric poet, with verse notable for its economy and lyricism. Like much of his prose, it reflects Sologub's pessimistic, dualistic philosophy, which inverts traditional symbols of good and evil. However---moving in its simplicity, power, and authenticity---it is far more successful. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Fyodor Sologub

The Petty Demon (1905) — Autor — 502 exemplares
The Created Legend (1914) 44 exemplares
De prikkel des doods (1977) 20 exemplares
Die wrede, zoete koorts (1977) 15 exemplares
Bad Dreams (1896) 15 exemplares
Queen Ortruda (1979) 9 exemplares
To the Stars and Other Stories (Russian Library) (2022) — Autor — 8 exemplares
Smoke and ashes (1979) 7 exemplares
En liten människa : Noveller (2000) 6 exemplares
The Old House and Other Tales (1916) 5 exemplares
Le luce e le ombre. (2002) 5 exemplares
Hide and Seek 5 exemplares
Neizdannoe i nesobrannoe (1989) 2 exemplares
Rasskazy : (1909 - 1921) (1992) 2 exemplares
Turandina 2 exemplares
Den Þlille dm̆on 1 exemplar
Червяк 1 exemplar
El trasgo 1 exemplar
Sjene 1 exemplar
Dvenadcatʹ dram (2000) 1 exemplar
Kücük Seytan (2020) 1 exemplar
Die Teufelsschaukel (2002) 1 exemplar
Zhalo smerti (2018) 1 exemplar
Melkij bes (2021) 1 exemplar
Short Fiction (2022) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder (1989) — Contribuidor — 329 exemplares
A World of Great Stories (1947) 261 exemplares
100 Creepy Little Creature Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 184 exemplares
The Penguin Book of International Gay Writing (1995) — Contribuidor — 178 exemplares
Great Russian Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) (2003) — Contribuidor — 138 exemplares
The Penguin book of Russian poetry (2015) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Russian Poets (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets) (2009) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
Out of the Blue: Russia's Hidden Gay Literature : An Anthology (1996) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Angels of Darkness: Tales of Troubled and Troubling Women (1995) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
A Treasury of Russian Life and Humor (1943) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Black Magic Omnibus Volume 2 (1976) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Noël russe (1997) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The Black Book of the Werewolf: 32 Stories of Bestial Terror (2010) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Russland das große Lesebuch (2017) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
世界名作選〈1〉 (日本少国民文庫) (1998) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
10分で読める名作 六年生 (2007) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Anthology of Modern Slavonic Literature: In Prose and Verse (2009) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The Mystery Gallery: The Eerie Room (2002) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
世界名詩集大成〈第12〉ロシア篇 (1959年) (1959) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
世界文学大系. 第93 (近代小説集 第3) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
ロシア怪談集 (河出文庫) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
植物 (書物の王国) (1998) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
王侯 (書物の王国) (1998) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
ロシア短篇24 (現代の世界文学) (1987) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
近代ロシア詩集 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


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Fyodor Sologub em Fans of Russian authors (Fevereiro 2023)


Encore un petit livre des éditions Tendance Négative, qui aime à mettre en scène ses textes et qui trouve avec ce choix un terrain de jeu parfait. Ici, un homme de petite taille se sent humilié par la taille impressionnante de sa femme. Voulant remédier à la situation, comme on pouvait s’y attendre, il ne fait que l’empirer.
Voici donc une belle satire du culte de l’apparence et du qu’en-dira-t-on, à laquelle s’ajoute une belle pique lancée à la course au profit. Ce n’est pas un livre optimiste, aucun des protagonistes n’est véritablement sympathique, mais c’est une petite nouvelle qui se lit avec plaisir, et la mise en page originale des éditions Tendance Négative, dont c’est la deuxième création que je lis, rend la lecture ludique, sans masquer le côté grinçant du texte.… (mais)
raton-liseur | Jul 9, 2023 |
Its not your typical classic Russian Novel. And it most certainly is NOT Dostoevsky but that's okay. "The Petty Demon" is an entertaining and revealing romp through the realities of rural Russian life at the beginning of the 20th century. Sologub mixes humor, sensuality, and horror in what one reviewer called "the high water mark of Russian Decadent prose".

Thanks to numerous edits, censoring, and translations, the text can be a bit choppy at times but the fascinating description of the main character's mental decline keeps the reader engaged.

If you're up for a well-written, none-too-serious, and entertaining read, this is a book for you. Not to mention, you will learn about "nedotykomka".
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colligan | 4 outras críticas | Feb 16, 2023 |
Very enjoyable tale of provincial madness, marred only by a too-rigid adherence to Gogol's 'character goes around to visit other characters, hilarity ensues' mode. And that passes soon enough.
stillatim | 4 outras críticas | Oct 23, 2020 |
Sottoscrivo il commento di Razgul. Non avrei potuto aggiungere nulla. Se non che sarò eternamente grato a chi me lo ha fatto scoprire ;-)
downisthenewup | 4 outras críticas | Aug 17, 2017 |



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