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Leonid N. Andreyev Classics: The Ocean By Leonid N. Andreyev
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The Ocean, by Leonid N. Andreyev, is one of the most descriptive and literary stories that does not leave any stone unturned when it comes to presenting each and every detail of the setting and... More > ambiance. The story begins with the twilight scene over the ocean. The snow has already melted and the gentle wind is blowing pleasantly. A woman’s dialogue opens the story and she informs that their husbands will come back with the first tide. The readers get prepared for the ordeal which the fishermen face and their near and dear ones go through away from the ocean. The ocean can be interpreted as a metaphor with multiple allusions. This spellbinding story keeps the readers, those who are really interested in serious literature, absorbed for hours.< Less
Leonid N. Andreyev Classics: Savva By Leonid N. Andreyev
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“Savva” by Leonid Andreyev can be called a tragic comedy. It is definitely a strange drama. The author begins with the presentation of the plight of the educated people in Russia. The... More > educated people are confronted by the abject superstition of the peasantry. Savva, a fanatical revolutionist, endeavors to wipe out this superstition by blowing up a monastery full of drunken monks. But the plot is revealed to the monks, who carry out the ikon, or sacred image, before the explosion, and afterwards carry it back into the ruins. The peasants, arriving on the scene and finding the ikon uninjured, hail a supreme miracle; the whole country is swept by a wave of religious frenzy, in the course of which Savva is trampled to death by a mob.. The play succeeds in drawing the audiences’ sympathy.< Less
Leonid N. Andreyev Classics: The Life of Man By Leonid N. Andreyev
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The Life of Man by Leonid N. Andreyev begins with an empty gray room, feebly lit. Someone-in-Gray, so named for his hooded, shapeless gray robe, moves away from the wall and begins to speak. His tone... More > is indifferent, dispassionate. He warns the audience that has come to the theater to “laugh and be amused” that it will see the whole of Man’s life—from a dark beginning to a dark ending. He sketches the course of this life in the five scenes to come and the lights dim. The first scene, “The Birth of Man,” opens in utter darkness. Gradually, a group of women emerges, The scenes begin to unfold very systematically and the flow of the story can not go unnoticed.< Less
Leonid N. Andreyev Classics: Judas Iscariot and Others By Leonid N. Andreyev
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Andreyev's first collection of short stories and short novels appeared in 1901, quickly selling a quarter-million copies and making him a literary star in Russia. In 1902, he published "In the... More > Fog" and "The Abyss." These two stories caused great commotion because of their candid and audacious treatment of sex. In the years between 1898 and 1905 Andreyev published numerous short stories on many subjects, including life in Russian provincial settings, court and prison incidents (where he drew on material from his professional life), and medical settings. His particular interest in psychology and psychiatry gave him an opportunity to explore insights into the human psyche and to depict memorable personalities who later became classic characters of Russian literature ("Thought" 1902).< Less
Leonid N. Andreyev Classics: The Seven Who Were Hanged By Leonid N. Andreyev
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"The Seven Who Were Hanged" is believed to be Leonid N. Andreyev's most important achievement. The keen psychological insight and the masterly simplicity with which Andreyev has penetrated... More > and depicted each of the tragedies of the seven who were hanged place him in the same class as an artist with Russia's greatest masters of fiction, Dostoyevsky, Turgenev and Tolstoy. The story keeps readers almost mesmerized, for the flow, the spontaneity, the sequence of the events are extremely wonderful. One can't resist from admiring the skill of the author.< Less
Leonid N. Andreyev Classics: He Who Gets Slapped By Leonid N. Andreyev
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He Who Gets Slapped is one of the most remarkable play written by Leonid N. Andreyev. The characters of the play, as the reader will see, are depicted with a bitter sarcasm and unfriendliness, for... More > Andreyev seems to have lost his last faith in the Man. The good, the innocent and clean heart is bound to suffer and die. His Consuelo, Zinida, Bezano are only stray rays of light out of place in the world and even in the world-circus which is full of spiders, champagne, and human outcasts. Andreyev does not blame these outcasts. On the contrary, he feels sympathy, if for anybody, for just these clowns, jugglers, and bareback-riders; but life, this strange combination of fate, accident, and cowardly slander, is stronger, and they collapse under the burden of this combination.< Less
Leonid N. Andreyev Classics: The Man Who Found the Truth By Leonid N. Andreyev
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Andreyev's first collection of short stories and short novels appeared in 1901, quickly selling a quarter-million copies and making him a literary star in Russia. In 1902, he published "In the... More > Fog" and "The Abyss." These two stories caused great commotion because of their candid and audacious treatment of sex. In the years between 1898 and 1905 Andreyev published numerous short stories on many subjects, including life in Russian provincial settings, court and prison incidents (where he drew on material from his professional life), and medical settings. His particular interest in psychology and psychiatry gave him an opportunity to explore insights into the human psyche and to depict memorable personalities who later became classic characters of Russian literature ("Thought" 1902).< Less
He Who Gets Slapped and Other Plays By Walter Wykes, Leonid Andreyev
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Leonid Andreyev was once considered one of Russia's greatest dramatists, but his opposition to the Bolshevik Revolution and the Communist government's unilateral support of naturalism on the stage... More > conspired to undermine his career. He was imprisoned, died in poverty, and has become increasingly obscure. Andreyev is symbolic and romantic. Fate and Chance are the two dark, unknown, at times brutal forces which dwell ever before his mind's eye. He sees human beings in the form of ghosts and ghosts in the form of human beings. Andreyev's best-known play, “He Who Gets Slapped” tells the story of a famous writer who takes a job as a circus clown in order to escape his past. In this carnival of human outcasts, Andreyev fashions a meaningful portrait of an intellectual’s struggle to exist in a world ruled by Fate, Chance, and the almighty dollar. Also included are two extraordinarily haunting plays adapted from Andreyev's short stories: “Call of the Revolution” and “The Serpent's Tale.”< Less
He Who Gets Slapped and Other Plays By Walter Wykes, Leonid Andreyev
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Leonid Andreyev was once considered one of Russia's greatest dramatists, but his opposition to the Bolshevik Revolution and the Communist government's unilateral support of naturalism on the stage... More > conspired to undermine his career. He was imprisoned, died in poverty, and has become increasingly obscure. Andreyev is symbolic and romantic. Fate and Chance are the two dark, unknown, at times brutal forces which dwell ever before his mind's eye. He sees human beings in the form of ghosts and ghosts in the form of human beings. Andreyev's best-known play, “He Who Gets Slapped” tells the story of a famous writer who takes a job as a circus clown in order to escape his past. In this carnival of human outcasts, Andreyev fashions a meaningful portrait of an intellectual’s struggle to exist in a world ruled by Fate, Chance, and the almighty dollar. Also included are two extraordinarily haunting plays adapted from Andreyev's short stories: “Call of the Revolution” and “The Serpent's Tale.”< Less
Best Russian Short Stories (Illustrated) By Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev
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Compilation of short stories from the great Russian writers including: Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekov, Turgenev, Gogol and more.