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Bartlett, Rosamund

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Tolstoy : a Russian life by Rosamund Bartlett( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bartlett draws extensively on key Russian sources, including much fascinating new material made available since the collapse of the Soviet Union. She sheds light on Tolstoy's remarkable journey from callow youth to writer to prophet; discusses his troubled relationship with his wife, Sonya, a subject long neglected; and vividly evokes the Russian landscapes Tolstoy so loved. Above all, she gives us an eloquent portrait of the brilliant, maddening, and contrary man who has, once again, been discovered by a new generation of readers
Literary Russia : a guide by Rosamund Bartlett( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Russian writers have always played a special role in the spiritual, intellectual, and political lives of their readers. This book reveals the warmth and energy with which their legacy is cherished. The authors take the reader on a tour of Russia and include descriptions of all the major literary museums as well as the sites of the most important scenes of Russian literature. Readers can trace the steps of Raskolnikov through St. Petersburg or follow Esenin's bohemian life in Moscow"--Publisher website (February 2008)
Shostakovich in context( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This interdisciplinary volume seeks to present Shostakovich and his music in many different contexts, in order to establish a more rounded picture of the composer's legacy. The authors of the articles collected here are leading scholars in Russian music and literature who have drawn on unpublished correspondence, archival sources, and the latest research to present important new information about each decade of Shostakovich's career."--Jacket
Wagner and Russia by Rosamund Bartlett( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book pays special attention to Wagner's important influence on the Russian Modernist movement, focusing particularly on his impact on the leading Symbolist writers, Vyacheslav Ivanov, Andrey Bely and Aleksandr Blok
A life in letters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From his teenage years in provincial Russia to his premature death in 1904, Anton Chekhov wrote thousands of letters to a wide range of correspondents. This new selection tells Chekhov's story as a man and a writer through affectionate bulletins to his family, insightful discussions of literature with publishers and theatre directors, and tender love letters to his actress wife. Evoking landscapes, people and his daily life, the letters offer revealing glimpses into Chekhov's preoccupations - the onset of tuberculosis, his dual careers as doctor and writer, and his ambivalence about his growing reputation as Russia's foremost playwright and author. This volume takes us inside the mind of one of the world's great writers, and the character that emerges from these pages is resilient, generous, charming and life enhancing."--Jacket
Diaghilev : creator of the Ballets Russes : art, music, dance by Ann Kodicek( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victory over the sun : the world's first futurist opera by Rosamund Bartlett( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1913, the year in which the Romanovs celebrated their tercentenary, the premieres of two revolutionary theatrical events brought Russian artists ot the forefront of the European avant-garde. With its nonsensical 'trans-sense' libretto by Matiushin and pioneering abstract sets and costumes by Kazimir Malevich, the futurist opera 'Victory over the Sun' may be compared in terms of its radical assault on artistic convention to Igor Stravinsky's ballet 'The Rite of Spring'. This interdisciplinary volume brings together a distinguished team of international scholars to discuss the artistic significance of this epoch-making 'anti-opera', which is now recognised as a key event of avant-garde cultural production and a turning point in stage history. The book offers new insight into the theatre practice and history of Russian futurist performance, which, to date, has received little attention from theatre scholars despite its influence on the development of European drama in the twentieth century"--Publisher's description
The exclamation mark by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A civil servant stands accused of not understanding the rules of punctuation. He begins to go through the correct use of commas and semicolons before arriving at the exclamation mark, which, he realizes, in 40 years of writing, he has never used. From here he develops a bizarre and paranoid fantasy in which everyday objects transform into malevolent exclamation marks
Chekhov : the major plays by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five of Chekov's well-known plays express ways humans cope when trapped in their environment, revealing their weaknesses in the face of others' greed, and show how single affirmations remain in the midst of despair
About love : and other stories by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of some of Chekhov's short stories that capture his themes of alienation and the absurdity of life
"Mit mehr Bewusstsein zu spielen" : vierzehn Beiträge (nicht nur) über Richard Wagner( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tolstoys in the 21st century by Oleg Tolstoy( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A unique collection of portraits of the modern-day descendants and relations of the world-famous writer Lev (in English, Leo) Tolstoy, photographed by family member Oleg Tolstoy. Taken at a reunion at the historic Tolstoy family estate, Yasnaya Polyana, these expressive portraits are thoughtfully accompianed by insightful essays by Tolstoy biographer Rosamund Bartlett, art historian Edward Lucie-Smith and museum director and fellow relation Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Tolstaya"--Back cover
Anton Čechov : eine Biographie by Rosamund Bartlett( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Russian life by Rosamund Bartlett( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolstoy's "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina" are considered two of the greatest novels ever written. This title offers a fresh perspective on his extraordinary life and times. It helps you discover a remarkable and long life in one of the most fascinating and turbulent periods of Russian history, straddling the 19th and early 20th centuries
Chéjov, escenas de una vida by Rosamund Bartlett( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lady with the little dog by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wayward husband Dmitri Dmitritch Gurov has pursued a number of affairs, each petering out as the glittering allure of newness is replaced by inevitable feelings of contempt. But when Dmitri meets Anna Sergeyevna while vacationing in Yalta, he discovers his latest dalliance might in fact be a love of the highest order
RUSSIAN SOUL : selections from a writer's diary by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Tolstoy : a Russian life
Alternative Names
Rosamund Bartlett British scholar, translator and biographer specializing in Russian literature

Rosamund Bartlett British scholar, translator, biographer

Rosamund Bartlett Brits taalkundige

English (107)

German (6)

Spanish (3)

Literary Russia : a guideShostakovich in contextWagner and RussiaA life in lettersThe exclamation markChekhov : the major playsA Russian life