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McDuff, David 1945-

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Crime and punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 749 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 )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The violent lives of three sons are exposed when their father is murdered and each one attempts to come to terms with their guilt
Crime and punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

24 editions published between 1944 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 637 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 Kreutzer sonata and other stories by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 520 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 3 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 382 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 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected stories by I Babelʹ( Book )

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

The death of Ivan Ilyich and other stories by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 290 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 Anna Andreevna Akhmatova( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 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
The Cossacks and other stories by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 267 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
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 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sebastopol by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 253 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
Complete poems by Karin Boye( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Karin Boye is Sweden's greatest woman poet. Born in 1900, she was a poet of ideas, and wrote a powerful prophetic novel, Kallocain. Her involvement in the radical literary and artistic movement Clarte during the 1920s led to her interest in psychoanalysis, which influenced her literary work as well as her personal development during the latter years of her life. Intellectually and emotionally, she was far ahead of her time, and her controversial writings included the novel crisis, in which she depicted the religious turmoil of her adolescence and her discovery of her own bisexuality." "David McDuff's edition shows Karin Boye moving from youthful idealism to a desperate quest. In the early poems, she is a tense modern spirit aroused to strenuous affirmations of absolute ethical loyalties - but prone also to drift passively back into regions of the subconscious and the unconscious, where mysterious natural forces take possession of the human spirit. Her identification with nature's dark but knowing and fertile instincts becomes more complete in her later work, in which serene nature symbolism is mixed with ominously strained elements."--Jacket
Rudin ; On the eve by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two love stories set in nineteenth-century Russia
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and other stories by N. S Leskov( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urwind by Bo Carpelan( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red cavalry and other stories by I Babelʹ( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 158 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
Dance with a shadow by Irina Ratushinskai︠a︡( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 153 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'
The beggar & the hare : a novel by Tuomas Kyrö( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 128 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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David McDuff British translator, editor and literary critic

MacDuff, David 1945-

Mc Duff, David 1945-

The Brothers Karamazov : the Constance Garnett translationCrime and punishmentThe Kreutzer sonata and other storiesThe idiotPoor folk and other storiesCollected storiesThe death of Ivan Ilyich and other storiesSelected poems