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Guerney, Bernard Guilbert 1894-1979

Overview
Works: 110 works in 385 publications in 1 language and 15,178 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  History  Didactic fiction  Political fiction  Historical fiction  Novels  Short stories  War fiction  Epic fiction 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Type designer, Other
Classifications: PG3476.P27, 891.733
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Most widely held works by Bernard Guilbert Guerney
Dead souls by Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ( )

26 editions published between 1923 and 1997 in English and held by 3,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gogol's 1842 novel Dead Souls, a comic masterpiece about a mysterious con man and his grotesque victims, is one of the major works of Russian literature. It was translated into English in 1942 by Bernard Guilbert Guerney; the translation was hailed by Vladimir Nabokov as "an extraordinarily fine piece of work" and is still considered the best translation of Dead Souls ever published. Long out of print, the Guerney translation of Dead Souls is now reissued. The text has been made more faithful to Gogol's original by removing passages that Guerney inserted from earlier drafts of Dead Souls. The text is accompanied by Susanne Fusso's introduction and by appendixes that present excerpts from Guerney's translations of other drafts of Gogol's work and letters Gogol wrote around the time of the writing and publication of Dead Souls
The romance of Leonardo da Vinci by Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky( Book )

39 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Merezhkovsky portrays Leonardo as a man of many facets, some of which may be grouped as pagan, some of which are Christian. Leonardo was filled with conflict and doubts. This book is filled with historical and semi-historical information. It is a historical novel. This book provided much of the inspiration for the current best selling book and block-buster movie "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown."--Amazon
A treasury of Russian literature : being a comprehensive selection of many of the best things by numerous authors in practically every field of the rich literature of Russia from its beginnings to the present, with much material now first made available in English, and all of the accepted favorites newly translated or their current translations thoroughly revised by Bernard Guilbert Guerney( Book )

6 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive anthology of Russian literature that includes drama, poetry, short stories, novels, fables, proverbs, and miscellaneous pieces
Bystander by Maksim Gorky( Book )

12 editions published between 1930 and 2001 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First volume of a tetralogy "Forty years: the life of Clim Samghin."
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak( Book )

20 editions published between 1958 and 1997 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive picture of pre revolutionary upper-class Russian society and the revolutionary transition. Deals with the life of an intellectual and his heroic effort to preserve his capacity for reflection
The portable Russian reader by Bernard Guilbert Guerney( Book )

6 editions published between 1947 and 1969 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short fiction, folklore, proverbs and other writings from Russian literary history
An anthology of Russian literature in the Soviet period from Gorki to Pasternak by Bernard Guilbert Guerney( Book )

8 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Karenina : a novel in eight parts by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

12 editions published between 1933 and 1993 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Karenina is the tragic story of a married aristocrat/socialite and her affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. The story starts when she arrives in the midst of a family broken up by her brother's unbridled womanizing -- something that prefigures her own later situation, though she would experience less tolerance by others. A bachelor, Vronsky is eager to marry her if she will agree to leave her husband Karenin, a senior government official, but she is vulnerable to the pressures of Russian social norms, the moral laws of the Russian Orthodox Church, her own insecurities, and Karenin's indecision. Although Vronsky and Anna go to Italy, where they can be together, they have trouble making friends. Back in Russia, she is shunned, becoming further isolated and anxious, while Vronsky pursues his social life. Despite Vronsky's reassurances, she grows increasingly possessive and paranoid about his imagined infidelity, fearing loss of control. A parallel story within the novel is that of Konstantin Levin, a wealthy country landowner who wants to marry Princess Kitty, sister to Dolly and sister-in-law to Anna's brother Oblonsky. Konstantin has to propose twice before Kitty accepts. The novel details Konstantin's difficulties managing his estate, his eventual marriage, and his personal issues, until the birth of his first child. The novel explores a diverse range of topics throughout its approximately thousand pages. Some of these topics include an evaluation of the feudal system that existed in Russia at the time -- politics, not only in the Russian government but also at the level of the individual characters and families, religion, morality, gender and social class. - Wikipedia
Yama : the pit by A. I Kuprin( Book )

20 editions published between 1922 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social novel about the horrors of prostitution
Chichikov's journeys; or, Home life in old Russia by Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ( Book )

5 editions published between 1942 and 1944 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gentleman from San Francisco by Ivan Alekseevich Bunin( Book )

14 editions published between 1923 and 1981 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Elagin affair and other stories by Ivan Alekseevich Bunin( Book )

10 editions published between 1935 and 1968 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories and novellas by one of Russia's most popular writers
New Russian stories by Bernard Guilbert Guerney( Book )

6 editions published between 1953 and 1955 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Julian the Apostate] : The death of the gods by Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky( Book )

2 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sulamith: a prose poem of antiquity by A. I Kuprin( Book )

8 editions published between 1923 and 2010 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come away to Ancient Jerusalem in the time of King Solomon - a city of great splendor and great squalor, of many gods and goddesses, of paupers and kings. Behold the beating heart of the Middle East, whose economic and political affairs reach far and wide and impact lands hundreds of miles away. Barbarism and wisdom. A novel about the love of King Solomon for a servant girl
A sportsman's notebook by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev( Book )

2 editions published between 1962 and 1969 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of stories, Turgenev's first book, which depicts the relationships of serfs and masters in 19th century Russia, made the author famous while inspiring widespread indignation against the institution of serfdom
The dreams of Chang, and other stories by Ivan Alekseevich Bunin( Book )

7 editions published between 1923 and 2002 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter and Alexis by Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky( Book )

5 editions published between 1931 and 1937 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author sees Russia as an 'heir' to the fundamental Christ-Antichrist conflict and focuses here on Peter the Great as the "embodiment of Antichrist" (an idea he shared with Russian Old Believers) as opposed to the 'purely Christian' figure of Tsarevich Alexei
A treasury of Russian literature by Bernard Guilbert Guerney( Book )

9 editions published between 1932 and 1948 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of prose and poetry translated from Russian
Gambrinus : and other stories by A. I Kuprin( Book )

5 editions published between 1925 and 1970 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Bernard Guilbert Guerney 1894-1979

Bronstein, Bernard Abramovich

Guerney, Bernard Guilbert

Guerney, Bernard Guilbert, 1894-

Languages
English (224)