Worlds Apart

Worlds Apart

Alexander Levitsky

Science Fiction / Fantasy / Short Stories

The famous volume with a compelling appeal to fantasy enthusiasts and anyone interested in Russian history.A constant thread woven throughout the history of Russian literature is that of fantasy and an escape from the bounds of realism. Worlds Apart is the first single-volume anthology that explores this fascinating and dominant theme of Russian literature—from its origins in the provincial folk tale, through its emergence in the Romantic period in the tales of Pushkin, Lermontov, and Turgenev, to its contemporary incarnation under the clouds of authoritarianism, revolution, mechanization, and modernization—with all-new translations of the key literary masterpieces that reveal the depth and ingenuity of the Russian imagination as it evolved over a period of tumultuous political, social, and technological upheaval.Alexander Levitsky, perhaps the world's foremost expert on this genre, has selected and provided engaging and informative introductions to...
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