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McDuff, David 1945-

Works: 159 works in 453 publications in 2 languages and 9,599 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Didactic fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Short stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
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 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, commits a random murder, imagining himself to be a great man far above moral law. But as he embarks on a cat-and-mouse game with police, his conscience begins to torment him and he seeks sympathy and redemption from Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute
The Brothers Karamazov : the Constance Garnett translation by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The murder of brutal landowner Fyodor Karamazov changes the lives of his sons irrevocably; Mitya, the sensualist, whose bitter rivalry with his father immediately places him under suspicion for parricide; Ivan, the intellectual, whose mental tortures drive him to breakdown; the spiritual Alyosha, who tries to heal the family's rifts; and the shadowy figure of their bastard half-brother Smerdyakov. As the ensuing investigation and trial reveal the true identity of the murderer, Dostoyevsky's dark masterwork evokes a world where the lines between innocence and corruption, good and evil blur, and everyone's faith in humanity is tested."--Publisher description
The Kreutzer sonata and other stories by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and Multiple languages and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judy Cohen offers information on the roles and experiences of women during the Holocaust of World War II. Cohen includes the stories of women survivors of the Holocaust, women partisans and resistance fighters, related essays, and poetry of Holocaust survivors
The idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

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

"Returning to St Petersburg from a Swiss sanatorium, the gentle and naive Prince Myshkin – known as ‘the idiot’ – pays a visit to his distant relative General Yepanchin and proceeds to charm the General, his wife and his three daughters. But his life is thrown into turmoil when he chances on a photograph of the beautiful Nastasya Filippovna. Utterly infatuated with her, he soon finds himself caught up in a love triangle and drawn into a web of blackmail, betrayal and, finally, murder. In Prince Myshkin, Dosteyevsky set out to portray the purity of ‘a truly beautiful soul’ and to explore the perils that innocence and goodness face in a corrupt world. David McDuff’s new translation brilliantly captures the novel’s idiosyncratic and dream-like language and the nervous, elliptic flow of the narrative. This edition also includes a new introduction by William Mills Todd III, which is a fascinating examination of the pressures on Dostoyevsky as he wrote the story of his Christ-like hero."--Publisher description
Poor folk and other stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 341 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 Ilych : and other stories by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 319 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 309 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 290 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 280 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 273 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 251 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 240 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 231 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 198 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 173 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 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irina Borisovna Ratushinskaya was born in Odessa in 1954. She studied natural science at university, where she also experimented with writing scripts for revues, but she did not begin to write in earnest until the late 1970s, when she discovered the poetry of the Russian 'Silver Age'
Complete poems by Edith Södergran( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ur innehållet: David McDuff, Introduction (s. 9-51)
Notes from a dead house by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former convict Aleksandr Petrovich Goryanchikov recounts his prison experiences in 19th century Siberia. A nobleman alone with coarse peasant criminals who torment him, he compares his experience to being buried alive. The vitality of his crude fellow inmates actually aids in the return and reawakening of his personality
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Crime and punishment
The Brothers Karamazov : the Constance Garnett translationThe Kreutzer sonata and other storiesThe idiotPoor folk and other storiesThe death of Ivan Ilych : and other storiesSelected poemsCollected storiesThe Cossacks and other stories
Alternative Names
David McDuff British translator, editor and literary critic

MacDuff, David 1945-

Mc Duff, David 1945-