By Nicholas Rzhevsky
Russia has a wealthy, large, unwieldy cultural culture. how one can seize it? This school room reader is designed to reply to that challenge. The literary works chosen for inclusion during this anthology introduce the middle cultural and ancient issues of Russia's civilisation. every one textual content has resonance during the arts - in Rublev's icons, Meyerhold's theatre, Mousorgsky's operas, Prokofiev's symphonies, Fokine's choreography and Kandinsky's work. This fabric is supported by means of introductions, beneficial annotations and bibliographies of assets in all media. The reader is meant to be used in classes in Russian literature, tradition and civilisation, in addition to comparative literature.
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Was it not enough for you to flow beneath clouds, caressing ships on the blue sea? " Yaroslavna laments on the rampart of Putivl town, chanting: "O Dnieper Slovutich! You have broken through rocky mountains across the Polovtsian land. You have nurtured Sviatoslav's boats as far as Kobiak's camp. " Yaroslavna early laments in Putivl on the town wall, chanting: "Bright < previous page page_17 next page > < previous page page_18 next page > Page 18 and thrice-bright Sun! For all you are warm and beautiful, but why, Lord, did you spread your burning rays upon the warriors of my beloved?
Voices have grown melancholy, joy is muted, the trumpets of Gorodensk sound out. Yaroslav and all the grandsons of Vseslav! Lower now your banners, < previous page page_16 next page > < previous page page_17 next page > Page 17 sheathe your dented swords, for you have lost already the glory of your grandfathers. With your sedition you began to draw the pagans to the Russian land, the domains of Vseslav. For it was because of feuds that violence came from the Polovtsian land! In the seventh age of Troyan, Vseslav cast lots for the maiden he loved.
Vol. 8. New York, 1948. S. "Slovo o polku Igoreve"Istoriko-literaturnyi ocherk. Leningrad: Akademiia nauk SSSR, 1955. "Slovo o polku Igoreve" i kul¢tura ego vremeni. Leningrad: Khudozhestvennaia literatura, 1985. Nabokov, Vladimir, trans. The Song of Igor's Campaign: An Epic of the Twelfth Century. New York: Vintage, 1960. S. Slovo o polku Igoreve. MoscowLeningrad: Akademiia nauk SSSR, 1946. Rothstein, E. " The New York Times, October 9, 1994, p. 31. A. "Slovo o polku Igoreve" i ego vremia. Moscow: Nauka, 1985.