Russian Literature P Kropotkin

ISBN: 9781330322772

Published: September 27th 2015

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356 pages


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Russian Literature  by  P Kropotkin

Russian Literature by P Kropotkin
September 27th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 356 pages | ISBN: 9781330322772 | 4.21 Mb

Excerpt from Russian LiteratureThis book originated in a series of eight lectures on Russian Literature during the Nineteenth Century which I delivered in March, 1901, at the Lowell Institute, in Boston.In accepting the invitation to deliver thisMoreExcerpt from Russian LiteratureThis book originated in a series of eight lectures on Russian Literature during the Nineteenth Century which I delivered in March, 1901, at the Lowell Institute, in Boston.In accepting the invitation to deliver this course, I fully realised the difficulties which stood in my way. It is by no means an easy task to speak or to write about the literature of a country, when this literature is hardly known to the audience or to the readers.

Only three or four Russian writers have been properly and at all completely translated into English- so that very often I had to speak about a poem or a novel, when it could have been readily characterised by simply reading a passage or two from it.However, if the difficulties were great, the subject was well worth an effort. Russian literature is a rich mine of original poetic thought.

It has a freshness and youthfulness which is not found to the same extent in older literatures. It has, moreover, a sincerity and simplicity of expression which render it all the more attractive to the mind that has grown sick of literary artificiality. And it has this distinctive feature, that it brings within the domain of Art - the poem, the novel, the drama - nearly all those questions, social and political, which in Western Europe and America, at least in our present generation, are discussed chiefly in the political writings of the day, but seldom in literature.In no other country docs literature occupy so influential a position as it does in Russia.

Nowhere else docs it exercise so profound and so direct an influence upon the intellectual development of the younger generation.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy.

In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.



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