By Clarence Brown
Clarence Brown's incredible assortment introduces readers to the main resonant voices of twentieth-century Russia. It comprises tales through Chekhov, Gorky, Bunin, Zamyatin, Babel, Nabokov, Solzhenitsyn, and Voinovich; excerpts from Andrei Bely's Petersburg, Mikhail Bulgakov's The grasp and Margarita, Boris Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago, and Sasha Solokov's a college for Fools; the total textual content of Yuri Olesha's 1927 masterpiece Envy; and poetry by means of Alexander Blok, Anna Akhmatova, and Osip Mandelstam.
Edited via Clarence Brown.
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I am sure you have enough to do, if that’s what you want. ” pouted Louisa. “Don’t tell me that’s the reason, because it can be nothing of the sort,” said Mrs. Gradgrind. ” Mrs. Gradgrind was not a scientific character, and usually dismissed her children to their studies with this general injunction to choose their pursuit. In truth, Mrs. Gradgrind’s stock of facts in general was woefully defective; but Mr. Gradgrind, in raising her to her high matrimonial position, had been influenced by two reasons.
Bitzer, a student reminiscent of David Copperfield’s Uriah Heep, then gives the preferred reply, in which language does not communicate so much as, vanlike, carry freight: “Quad ruped. Graminivorous. Forty teeth. . Sheds coat in the spring. . ” We hear everything but the horseness of the creature. Imagination and affection are omitted, and the arithmetic of existence rides high in the saddle. The particularly allegorical names of these characters, and their self-satirizing speech, the manner in which their every aspect consists of eccentricity galvanized by wickedness or errant thinking, suggest that even as Dickens’ angry realism informs the novel (and we will see that it does), the effort here is to create a kind of tutelary fairy tale—a small, exaggerated lesson instead of a long journey through space and time (that includes fabulous moments resembling the whole of Hard Times) in which we feelingly witness the education of several souls.
How I fought through it, I don’t know,” said Bounderby. “I was determined, I suppose. I have been a determined character in later life, and I suppose I was then. Here I am, Mrs. ” Mrs. Gradgrind meekly and weakly hoped that his mother—— “My mother? ” said Bounderby. Mrs. Gradgrind, stunned as usual, collapsed and gave it up. “My mother left me to my grandmother,” said Bounderby; “and, according to the best of my remembrance, my grandmother was the wickedest and the worst old woman that ever lived.