An Anthology of Russian Literature from Earliest Writings to by Nicholas Rzhevsky

By Nicholas Rzhevsky

Russia has a wealthy, large, unwieldy cultural culture. the right way to take hold of it? This school room reader is designed to answer that challenge. The literary works chosen for inclusion during this anthology introduce the center cultural and ancient topics of Russia's civilisation. every one textual content has resonance in the course of the arts - in Rublev's icons, Meyerhold's theatre, Mousorgsky's operas, Prokofiev's symphonies, Fokine's choreography and Kandinsky's work. This fabric is supported through introductions, priceless annotations and bibliographies of assets in all media. The reader is meant to be used in classes in Russian literature, tradition and civilisation, in addition to comparative literature.

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O, my dear brother and lord! " And so, as he was groaning and weeping and wetting the earth with his tears, and calling upon God with frequent sighs, those sent by Svjatopolk suddenly arrivedthose evil servants of his, merciless bloodsuckers, the fiercest of fratricides, having the souls of savage beasts. The saintly one had set off in a small vessel, and they met him at the mouth of the Smjadin¢. And when he saw them, he rejoiced in his soul; but they, upon seeing him, were covered with gloom and rowed toward him.

The sacristan went out and found him. Taking him by the hand, he led him into the church, and from that time, he began to serve him faithfully. Word of him spread greatly all throughout that city. The Man of God, seeing that they recognized him there, ran from that city and got into a ship, wishing to sail into Pharsii Catalonia where they would not recognize him. By God's will, the ship was taken off course by a stormy wind and arrived at Rome. Disembarking he said to himself, "As my Lord God lives, I will not be a burden to anyone.

This is not murder but butchery! 38 What evil have I done? Witness to it, and I shall not complain if you wish to sate yourselves with my blood. " But not a single word of this shamed them in any way, and like savage beasts they seized him. Seeing they did not heed his words, he began to speak thus: "Save yourself my dear father and lord Vasilij! Save yourself, my mother and lady! Save yourself also brother Boris, elder of my youth! Save yourself also, brother and helpmate Jaroslav! Save yourself also, brother and enemy Svjatopolk!

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