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Bartlett, Rosamund

Works: 44 works in 188 publications in 4 languages and 6,924 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Romance fiction  Didactic fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humorous fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Narrator, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PG3456.A15, 891.733
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rosamund Bartlett
Tolstoy : a Russian life by Rosamund Bartlett( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,515 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
The essential tales of Chekhov by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond Carver called Anton Chekhov "the greatest short story writer who has ever lived." This unequivocal verdict on Chekhov's genius has been echoed many times by writers as diverse as Katherine Mansfield, Somerset Maugham, John Cheever and Tobias Wolf. While his popularity as a playwright has sometimes overshadowed his achievements in prose, the importance of Chekhov's stories is now recognized by readers as well as by fellow authors. Their themes?alienation, the absurdity and tragedy of human existence?have as much relevance today as when they were written, and these superb new translations capture their modernist spirit. Elusive and subtle, spare and unadorned, the stories in this selection are among Chekhov's most poignant and lyrical. The book includes well-known pieces such as "The Lady with the Little Dog," as well as less familiar work like "Gusev," inspired by Chekhov's travels in the Far East, and "Rothschild's Violin," a haunting and darkly humorous tale about death and loss. The stories are arranged chronologically to show the evolution of Chekhov's art
Victory over the sun : the world's first futurist opera by Rosamund Bartlett( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 634 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, p. [2] of dust jacket
Chekhov : scenes from a life by Rosamund Bartlett( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Russian and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosamund Bartlett is steeped in Chekhov's writings, having worked as a translator and lecturer on the culture and history of nineteenth-century Russia. She has written not simply another biography of Chekhov but brought new understanding to the writings and character of the man, set amidst the formidable landscape of the Russia he loved. This is a book of enormous detail about the places Chekhov visited and lived in, which is vital for a good understanding of the character of this unusual and complex man. The author examines with careful precision Chekhov's genius, and shows that he is not simply the gloomy writer of popular myth but one with profound humanity and humour
Literary Russia : a guide by Rosamund Bartlett( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 441 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 419 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
Anna Karenina : a novel in eight parts by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness. Rosamund Bartlett's new translation conveys Tolstoy's precision of meaning and emotional accuracy in an English version that is highly readable and stylistically faithful
Wagner and Russia by Rosamund Bartlett( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner is often held to have exerted a greater impact on modern culture than any other artist, yet the history of the reception of his works in Russia has until now remained largely unexplored. This book, which draws extensively on unpublished archival materials and other contemporary sources, aims to show that in certain important respects, Wagner's music and ideas found more fertile ground in Russia than anywhere else in Europe. Beginning with the first mention of Wagner's name in the Russian press in 1841, and ending almost 150 years later when the composer was finally rehabilitated during the years of glasnost, this study provides the first detailed account of Wagner's visit to Russia in 1863, and a history of the productions of his works in Russia both before and after the Revolution (including radical stagings by Meyerhold and Eisenstein)
A life in letters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 348 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 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exclamation mark by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 131 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 130 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 )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 63 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 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Russian soul : selections from a writer's diary by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 45 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 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi reception by Lorenzo Frassà( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Tolstoy : a Russian life
The essential tales of ChekhovChekhov : scenes from a lifeLiterary Russia : a guideShostakovich in contextWagner and RussiaA life in lettersThe exclamation markChekhov : the major playsA 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 (145)

German (6)

Spanish (3)

Russian (2)