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McDuff, David 1945-

Works: 161 works in 447 publications in 2 languages and 9,663 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Didactic fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories  Historical fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Novels 
Roles: Translator, Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Illustrator, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PG3326, 891.733
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Most widely held works by David McDuff
Crime and punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

26 editions published between 1944 and 2008 in English and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supreme masterpiece recounts in feverish, compelling tones the story of Raskolnikov, an impoverished student tormented by his own nihilism, and the struggle between good and evil
The Brothers Karamazov : the Constance Garnett translation by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The violent and vengeful lives of three sons are exposed when their despicable father is murdered, and each man struggles to come to terms with the guilt over his involvement in the crime
The Kreutzer sonata and other stories by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A violent spiritual crisis in Tolstoy's life produced this text
Selected poems by Osip Mandelʹshtam( )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and Multiple languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian and English on opposite pages
The idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prince Myshkin, a good yet simple man, is out of place in the corrupt world created by Russia's ruling class
Poor folk and other stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With their penetrating psychological insight and their emphasis on human dignity, respect and forgiveness, Dostoyevsky's early short stories contain the seeds of the themes that came to his major novels. Poor Folk, the author's first great literary triumph, is the story of a tragic relationship between an impoverished copy clerk and a young seamstress, told through their passionate letters to each other. In The Landlady Dostoyevsky portrays a dreamer hero who is captivated by a curious couple and becomes their lodger. Mr Prokharchin, inspired by a true story, is a sly comedy centring on an eccentric miser, and Polzunkov is a powerful character sketch which, in common with the other tales in this volume, questions the very nature of existence
The death of Ivan Ilyich and other stories by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As an unusual illness plagues Russian public official Ivan Ilyich, his life is forever changed as he deals with doctors who cannot diagnose or treat him, as well as a certain death sentence
Selected poems by Marina T︠S︡vetaeva( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

?During the Stalin years Russia had four great poets to voice the feelings of her oppressed people: Pasternak, Akhmatova, Mandelstam and Marina Tsvetayeva. The first two survived the terror, but Mandelstam died in a camp and Tsvetayeva was driven to hang herself in 1941. This comprehensive selection of Tsvetayeva's poetry includes complete versions of all her major long poems and poem cycles: Poem of the End, An Attempt at a Room, Poems to Czechia and New Year Letter. It was the first English translation to use the new, definitive Russica text of her work. It also includes additional versions
Collected stories by I Babelʹ( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Caledonian Road ; The day dawn ; No, I'm not afraid ; The imagined sound of sun on stone by Sally Beamish( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cossacks and other stories by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1851, at the age of twenty-two, Tolstoy travelled to the Caucasus and joined the army there as a cadet. The four years that followed were among the most significant in his life, and provided the material for the stories collected here. Begun in 1852 but unfinished for a decade, The Cossacks describes the experiences of Olenin, a young cultured Russian who comes to despise civilization after spending time with the wild Cossack people. Sevastopol Sketches, based on Tolstoy's own experiences of the siege of Sevastopol in 1854-55, is a description and consideration of the nature of war. In Hadji Murat, written towards the end of his life, Tolstoy returns to the Caucasus of his youth and portrays the fate of a great leader, torn apart and destroyed by a conflict of loyalties. This edition also includes notes and maps."--Jacket
Sebastopol by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains three linked stories about the siege of the city of Sevastopol during the Crimean War. They are based in part on Tolstoy's own experiences as an officer in the Russian army during the war
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and other stories by N. S Leskov( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five great stories from one of the most quintessentially Russian of writers, Nikolai Leskov. In the best of Leskov's stories, as in almost no others apart from those of Gogol, we can hear the voice of nineteenth-century Russia. An outsider by birth and instinct, Leskov is one of the most undeservedly neglected figures in Russian literature. He combined a profoundly religious spirit with a fascination for crime, an occasionally lurid imagination and a great love for the Russian vernacular. This volume includes five of his greatest stories, including the masterful Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk . Nikolai Semyonovich Leskov was born in 1831 in Gorokhovo, Oryol Province and was orphaned early. In 1860 he became a journalist and moved to Petersburg where he published his first story. He subsequently wrote a number of folk legends and Christmas tales, along with a few anti-nihilistic novels which resulted in isolation from the literary circles of his day. He died in 1895. David McDuff is a translator of Russian and Nordic literature. His translations of nineteenth and twentieth century Russian prose classics (including works by Dostoyevsky,Tolstoy, Bely and Babel) are published by Penguin
Rudin by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two love stories set in nineteenth-century Russia
A winter book : selected stories by Tove Jansson( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn from youth and older age, and spanning most of the 20th century, this newly translated selection provides a thrilling showcase of the great Finnish writer's prose
Red cavalry and other stories by I Babelʹ( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout his life Isaac Babel was torn by opposing forces, by the desire both to remain faithful to his Jewish roots and yet to be free of them. This duality of vision infuses his work with a powerful energy from the earliest tales including 'Old Shloyme' and 'Childhood', which affirm his Russian-Jewish childhood, to the relatively non-Jewish world of his collection of stories entitled 'Red Cavalry'. Babel's masterpiece, 'Red Cavalry' is the most dramatic expression of his dualism and in his simultaneous acceptance and rejection of his heritage heralds the great American-Jewish writers from Henry Roth to Saul Bellow and Philip Roth
Urwind by Bo Carpelan( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dance with a shadow by Irina Ratushinskai︠a︡( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That discovery led to her reading the banned work of Akhmatova, Mandelstam, Pasternak and Tsvetayeva, an intense and profound spiritual experience which spurred her into writing her own poems with a greatly increased seriousness and sense of artistic commitment
Complete poems by Edith Södergran( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ur innehållet: David McDuff, Introduction (s. 9-51)
The beggar & the hare : a novel by Tuomas Kyrö( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a Romanian beggar living on the streets of Helsinki. Vatanescu, a young Romanian construction worker, desires two things: a future for himself and a pair of football boots for his son. So off he goes to a cold, dark country to beg. Despite reading about Finland in the novels of Arto Paasilinna, Vatanescu has no idea what he is in for, and soon he is living on the streets of Helsinki, throwing feasts from the contents of a dumpster with his fellow beggars. Little does he realize, however, that his employer is about to ruin his bacchanal, and much, much more ... As Vatanescu flees from international crime organizations as well as the Finnish police, he finds an unlikely companion: a hare who has been sentenced to death for living within Helsinki's city limits. Together, Vatanescu and his new fellow fugitive set on a journey from Lapland to the National Idea Park construction site, to the upper echelons of Finnish politics
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Crime and punishment
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David McDuff British translator, editor and literary critic

MacDuff, David 1945-

Mc Duff, David 1945-

The Brothers Karamazov : the Constance Garnett translationThe Kreutzer sonata and other storiesThe idiotPoor folk and other storiesThe death of Ivan Ilyich and other storiesSelected poemsCollected storiesThe Cossacks and other stories