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The Enchanted Wanderer: and Other Stories (original 1873; edition 2013)
by Nikolai Leskov, Richard Pevear (Translator), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)
The Enchanted Wanderer by Nikolai Leskov (1873)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0812966961, Paperback)Written over the course of Leskov’s career, each story in The Enchanted Wanderer elucidates the very essence of the human condition; themes of love, despair, loneliness, and revenge are explored against the backdrop of nineteenth-century working-class Russia. Leskov deftly layers social satire and subtle criticism atop myth and fable, resulting in a richly entertaining collection.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:31:37 -0400)
Presents newly translated versions of seventeen of Leskov's short stories, inspired by oral storytelling traditions, that range from the fantastical to the satirical to the tragic.
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