Lermontov's "A Hero of Our Time"

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Lermontov's "A Hero of Our Time" by Lewis Bagby Summary

Mikhail Lermontov's book, A Hero of Our Time, was written in 1840 and is an important work of psychological realism. This volume includes articles by theorists from various perspectives.

Pechorin

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A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov Summary

A Novel About Opposites “In the first place, [his eyes] never laughed when he laughed. Have you ever noticed this peculiarity some people have? It is either the sign of an evil nature or of a profound and lasting sorrow.” - Mikhail Lermontov, A Hero of Our Time ‘The Hero of Our Time’, Grigory Alexandrovich Pechorin is actually a traditional antihero who destroys the life of others around him. He is a 19th-century Casanova who can’t find peace and happiness, often contemplating on the meaning of life and destiny. His story is seen through many eyes: a fellow brother-in-arms, the narrator and ultimately Pechorin himself. How will he end up: as a misunderstood hero or as a vile villain? Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

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A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov,Martin Parker Summary

Traveling through the wilds of the Caucasian Mountains, a young man makes the acquaintance of Maxim Maximych, an experienced soldier and veritable raconteur. As they take refuge from the harsh wintry conditions, Maximych begins to tell the scandalous history of his one-time companion Pechorin, a self-confessed rake. Talented and highly intelligent, Pechorin is nevertheless weary of the world and all it has to offer. Cynical in the extreme, he can muster no other motivation than the avoidance of boredom. To this end, he embarks upon a series of Byronic exploits. Whether kidnapping the daughter of a local chieftain, organizing a smuggling ring, fighting duels, toying with fate, or capturing the hearts of beautiful society women, he remains entirely immune from any depth of emotion. This inspired study of a man and a society in crisis reveals the archetypal antihero not only of the Russian novel but of world literature.

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A Hero of Our Time by M. Y. Lermontov Summary

A Hero of Our Time. M. Y. Lermontov. Translated by J. H. Wisdom & Marr Murray. The book is divided into five short stories or novellas, with an authorial preface added in the second edition. There are three major narrators. The first is a young, unnamed officer in the Russian army travelling through the Caucasus mountains. He is documenting his travels for publication later. Almost as soon as the story begins, he meets Captain Maxim Maximovich, who is significantly older and has been stationed in the Caucasus for a long time. He is therefore wise to the lifestyle of Russian soldiers in this region, and immediately demonstrates this to the narrator through his interactions with the local Ossetian tribesman. Maxim Maximych serves as the second narrator, relaying to his traveling companion stories of his interactions with Grigory Alexandrovich Pechorin, the main character of the story and the ultimate Byronic hero. Maxim Maximych was stationed in the Caucasus with Pechorin for some time, though when and for how long is not specified. Ultimately, Maxim Maximych gives Pechorin's diaries to the unnamed narrator. Pechorin seemingly abandoned them when he was discharged from his post, and the old Captain has been carrying them around since. The third narrator is Pechorin himself. However, unlike the other two, he is not actually a character immediately in the story. Instead, he narrates through his diaries, which were published along with the unnamed narrator's travel notes after Pechorin's death. The diaries, however, seem to switch at least once from the past tense (as a diary would be written) to the present tense. Pechorin, the "hero of our time" is shown to be alternately impulsive and calculating through Maxim Maximych's stories. He is shown to be calculating, manipulative, emotionally unavailable and arrogant through his own recollections. However he is both sensitive and cynical as well as intelligent, a fact he is all too aware of. In the longest novella, Princess Mary, Pechorin flirts with the Princess of the title, while conducting an affair with his ex-lover Vera, and kills his friend Grushnitsky (of whom he is secretly contemptuous) in a duel in which the participants stand in turn on the edge of a cliff so that the loser's death can be explained as an accidental fall. Eventually he rejects one woman only to be abandoned by the other.

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A Hero of Our Time by Михаил Юрьевич Лермонтов,Mikhail I︠U︡rʹevich Lermontov Summary

In its adventurous happenings-its abductions, duels, and sexual intrigues-"A Hero of Our Time" looks backward to the tales of Sir Walter Scott and Lord Byron, so beloved by Russian society in the 1820s and '30s. In the character of its protagonist, Pechorin-the archetypal Russian antihero-Lermontov's novel looks forward to the subsequent glories of a Russian literature that it helped, in great measure, to make possible. This edition includes a Translator's Foreword by Vladimir Nabokov, who translated the novel in collaboration with his son, Dmitri Nabokov.

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John Milton—poet, polemicist, public servant, and author of one of the greatest masterpieces in English literature, Paradise Lost—is revered today as a great writer and a proponent of free speech. In his time, however, his ideas far exceeded the orthodoxy of English life; spurred by his conscience and an iron grip on logic, Milton was uncompromising in his beliefs at a time of great religious and political flux in England. In John Milton, David Hawkes expertly interweaves details from Milton’s public and private life, providing new insight into the man and his prophetic stance on politics and the social order. By including a broad range of Milton’s iconoclastic views on issues as diverse as politics, economics, and sex, Hawkes suggests that Milton’s approach to market capitalism, political violence, and religious terrorism continues to be applicable even in the twenty-first century. This insightful biography closely examines Milton’s participation in the English civil war and his startlingly modern ideas about capitalism, love, and marriage, reminding us that human liberty and autonomy should never be taken for granted.

A hero of our time. Tr., with life and intr., by R.I. Lipmana

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Tristes tropiques

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L'impact de Tristes Tropiques sur la pensée du vingtième siècle est immense. Traduit en 27 langues. L'impact de Tristes Tropiques sur la pensée du vingtième siècle est immense. Pourquoi et comment devient-on ethnologue ? Comment les aventures de l'explorateur et les recherches du savant s'intègrent-elles et forment-elles l'expérience propre à l'ethnologue ? C'est à ces questions que l'auteur, philosophe et moraliste autant qu'ethnographe, s'est efforcé de répondre en confrontant ses souvenirs parfois anciens, et se rapportant aussi bien à l'Asie qu'à l'Amérique. Claude Lévi-Strauss souhaite ainsi renouer avec la tradition du voyage philosophique illustrée par la littérature depuis le XVIème siècle jusqu'au milieu du XIXème siècle, c'est à dire avant qu'une austérité scientifique mal comprise d'une part, le goût impudique du sensationnel de l'autre n'aient fait oublier qu'on court le monde, d'abord, à la recherche de soi.

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La fille du capitaine

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"La fille du capitaine", de Alexandre Pouchkine. Publié par Good Press. Good Press publie un large éventail d'ouvrages, où sont inclus tous les genres littéraires. Les choix éditoriaux des éditions Good Press ne se limitent pas aux grands classiques, à la fiction et à la non-fiction littéraire. Ils englobent également les trésors, oubliés ou à découvrir, de la littérature mondiale. Nous publions les livres qu'il faut avoir lu. Chaque ouvrage publié par Good Press a été édité et mis en forme avec soin, afin d'optimiser le confort de lecture, sur liseuse ou tablette. Notre mission est d'élaborer des e-books faciles à utiliser, accessibles au plus grand nombre, dans un format numérique de qualité supérieure.

Les nouveaux exploits du Mouron Rouge.

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La baronne Emma (Emmuska) Orczy, née le 23 septembre 1865 à Tarnaörs, en Hongrie, et morte le 12 novembre 1947 à Henley-on-Thames, dans le South Oxfordshire, en Angleterre, est une romancière, dramaturge et artiste britannique d’origine hongroise. Elle est surtout connue pour sa série de romans mettant en scène le personnage du « Mouron rouge ». Extrait : C'est que, répliqua Robespierre, ces dernières semaines ont été fructueuses. L'argent et les bijoux confisqués aux aristocrates se montent à plusieurs millions. L'affaire Marny-Delatour, par exemple, si déplorable soit-elle, n'a pas été sans profit pour la Nation ; car l'hôtel des Delatour contenait des richesses appréciables et les bijoux de famille des Marny ont une très grande valeur. Une curieuse histoire que celle de ces bijoux : l'accusée, au lieu de les garder, les avait confiés à un vieux curé de Boulogne, et le hasard a fait que, tout récemment au cours de perquisitions d'églises, un de nos agents les a découverts au fond d'une sacristie. Naturellement, le vieux curé est sous les verrous et médite en ce moment sur les inconvénients auxquels on s'expose en se faisant le complice des tyrans. Les bijoux m'ont été apportés aujourd'hui. Ils sont fort beaux ; il y a surtout un collier historique qui vaut à lui seul une fortune. Je vais te les montrer.

Eugène Oniéguine

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Au départ d'Atocha

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Traduit de l’anglais (États-Unis) par Jakuta Alikavazovic.Adam Gordon est un jeune poète américain en résidence d’écriture à Madrid. Mais il écrit peu : il fume, déambule, lit, drague Isabel, courtise Teresa... et s’invente une vie. Dans ses récits tissés de mensonges, sa mère est malade et son père fasciste. Spectateur fasciné de sa fausse existence, Adam navigue au sein d’un univers fait de littérature, d’art et d’intrigues amoureuses. Mais quand un attentat frappe la gare d’Atocha, la réalité vient troubler sa fiction.Au départ d’Atocha est un premier roman impertinent, dans lequel les expatriés sont renvoyés au vide de leur condition, loin des corridas chères à Hemingway. Il s’inscrit cependant dans une autre filiation, où l’ironie se conjugue au lyrisme de l’errance : celle de Musil, Rilke ou Svevo. Avec ce livre inclassable, Ben Lerner esquisse un saisissant portrait de l’artiste en jeune homme. « Au départ d’Atocha pétille d’intelligence, au fil d’une prose hilarante, vive et originale à chaque page. »Jonathan Franzen« Le héros de Ben Lerner restera un personnage inoubliable, une voix incontestablement singulière. »Paul Auster

Hunger Games : La ballade du serpent et de l'oiseau chanteur

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​Dévoré d'ambition Poussé par la compétition Il va découvrir que la soif de pouvoir a un prix C'est le matin de la Moisson qui doit ouvrir la dixième édition annuelle des Hunger Games. Au Capitole, Coriolanus Snow, dix-huit ans, se prépare à devenir pour la première fois mentor aux Jeux. L'avenir de la maison Snow, qui a connu des jours meilleurs, est désormais suspendu aux maigres chances de Coriolanus. Il devra faire preuve de charme, d'astuce et d'inventivité pour faire gagner sa candidate. Mais le sort s'acharne. Honte suprême, on lui a confié le plus misérable des tributs : une fille du district Douze. Leurs destins sont désormais liés. Chaque décision peut les conduire à la réussite ou à l'échec, au triomphe ou à la ruine. Dans l'arène, ce sera un combat à mort. Pour assouvir son ambition, Coriolanus parviendra-t-il à réprimer l'affection grandissante qu'il ressent pour sa candidate, condamnée d'avance ?