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Russian, Book 4: Russian Through Poems and Paintings By Mark Pettus
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This is Book 4 in a new series of Russian language textbooks that began with Russian Through Propaganda. This volume continues with in-depth coverage of intermediate to advanced grammar, with... More > particular emphasis on word formation: how Russian takes simple roots and, with prefixes and suffixes, builds more nouns, verbs, and adjectives from them. By grouping verbs and other words into families, and learning specifically how Russian borrows foreign words, our knowledge of vocabulary and ability to analyze new vocabulary is greatly expanded, preparing us to tackle a major work of Russian literature: Crime and Punishment. Along with an introduction to Dostoevsky's life and thought, this book features a substantial abridged (but otherwise unedited and unsimplified!) and annotated version of the novel, focusing on the main plot line: the murder, and the quest for redemption. Like Book 3, this volume is full of outstanding Russian poems and paintings, and features exercises, an answer key, and user's dictionary.< Less
Russian, Book 3: Russian Through Poems and Paintings By Mark Pettus
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This is Book 3 in a series of Russian language textbooks that began with Russian Through Propaganda (Books 1 and 2). This volume shifts its attention from the Soviet era to the Imperial era,... More > illustrating its discussions of intermediate grammar with paintings depicting Russian history and culture. Classical poems by the likes of Pushkin and Lermontov provide examples of the grammar, which includes such topics as advanced aspect, prefixed verbs of motion, and deverbal forms — all of which are essential for reading real Russian literature. The book culminates with a reading selection that includes Pushkin's "The Bronze Horseman," two short stories by Chekhov ("Death of a Clerk" and "A Little Joke"), and one by Tolstoy ("Alyosha the Pot") — all of them extensively glossed. This series, which is geared toward ambitious students who wish to learn Russian culture along with the language, will continue with Book 4.< Less
Russian, Book 1: Russian Through Propaganda By Mark Pettus
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Russian, Book 1: Russian Through Propaganda is the first volume in a new series of Russian textbooks with a rigorous but rewarding approach to the language. It assumes no prior knowledge of Russian,... More > and is intended for ambitious beginners, or more advanced students seeking a highly structured review of the language. It assumes that its readers are interested in long-term mastery of the language, within the rich historical, cultural, and literary contexts that often draw students to Russian in the first place. It therefore takes the time to explain challenging grammar topics in depth, striving to provide the full picture as clearly as possible. It is richly illustrated with Soviet-era propaganda posters, whose slogans serve as examples of each lesson's grammar. It is structured as a series of 50 daily lessons, which build upon one another and give a clear sense of progress. It is the equivalent of a semester of intensive college-level study of Russian. Audio and other resources are available online.< Less
Russian, Book 2: Russian Through Propaganda By Mark Pettus
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This volume (Book 2) of Russian Through Propaganda is the continuation of Book 1, offering a second semester's worth of intensive Russian language learning. It presents all plural forms of noun and... More > adjective case endings, introduces basic verbs of conveyance and basic prefixed forms, deals extensively with numbers and time expressions, and introduces comparative forms. It concludes with two special chapters dedicated to practical everyday conversation (for those heading to Russia), and an introduction to unadapted Soviet-era poetry and prose. Like Book 1, it is richly illustrated with Soviet propaganda posters whose slogans highlight each lesson's grammar. It is supplemented with a learner's Russian-English dictionary, an answer key, and useful grammar tables for reference. This new series of Russian language textbooks will continue with Books 3 and 4, entitled "Russian Through Poems and Paintings."< Less

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