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Sasha (Classic Reprint)

Sasha (Classic Reprint)

by A. Kuprin
     
 

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It is claimed that Kuprin is a complete contrast not only with the great Russian writers of the nineteenth century from Gogol to Tolstoi, but also with his contemporaries of the twentieth century from Gorky to Korolenko. Undoubtedly, it is exceedingly difficult to define his position, which has but slight kinship with the stoical greyness of

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Excerpt from Sasha

It is claimed that Kuprin is a complete contrast not only with the great Russian writers of the nineteenth century from Gogol to Tolstoi, but also with his contemporaries of the twentieth century from Gorky to Korolenko. Undoubtedly, it is exceedingly difficult to define his position, which has but slight kinship with the stoical greyness of Tchekhov and still less with the almost hectic impressionism of Andreev. His admiration for the works of Rudyard Kipling has probably as little significance as Gogol's perusal of "Pickwick" when on the eve of writing "Dead Souls." Kuprin, in fact, is too individual to be labelled, but it may be said of him that he gives on a small scale the very essence of that Russian realism which the great writers of the last century gave on a great scale. And if Maupassant may be said to have given us slices of life, Kuprin may be said to give us tastes of life. Not even Turgenev himself recalls the savour of an exquisite moment with a more physical insistence than does the author of "Sasha."

Born in 1870, Kuprin passed from the Cadet School to the Military School at Moscow and became a lieutenant at the age of twenty. He left the army in 1897 to devote himself, like Dostoievsky before him, to literature. He found fame through "The Duel" which, published soon after the Russo-Japanese War, was accepted as an indictment of the Army.

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ISBN-13:
9781330902530
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/07/2015
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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