By Nicholas Rzhevsky

Russia has a wealthy, large, unwieldy cultural culture. how you can seize 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 issues of Russia's civilisation. each one textual content has resonance through 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 by means of introductions, worthwhile 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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Film Aleksandr Nevskyii. Director, Sergei Eisenstein. Mosfilm. 1938. Distributed by Hollywood Home Theater, 1980. Kniaz¢ Igor¢ (Prince Igor). Director, Roman Tikhomirov. P. Borodin. Kirov Opera and Ballet. Lenfilm. 1969. 3 Of his other virtues we shall speak elsewhere, there is not time now, but of such things we shall speak in due course. 4 Among these sons Vyseslav* was the eldest, and after him came Izjaslav. The third was Svjatopolk, who conceived this evil murder. His mother, a Greek, was formerly a nun, and Jaropolk, Volodimir's brother, took her, and because of the beauty of her face he unfrocked her and begot of her this accursed Svjatopolk.

Moscow: Nauka, 1971. " In Khrestomatiia po drevnei russkoi litereature, ed. K. Gudzii. Moscow: Prosveshchenie, 1973, pp. 4051. P. The Russian Religious Mind. New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1960. Kantor, Marvin, trans. and ed. Medieval Slavic Lives of Saints and Princes. Ann Arbor: Michigan Slavic Publications, 1983. For the full text and commentary of the life, pp. 163254. Lenhoff, Gail. The Martyred Princes Boris and Gleb: A Socio-cultural Study of the Cult and the Texts. Columbus, OH: Slavica, 1989.

Ziolkowski, Margaret. Hagiography and Modern Russian Literature. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988. C. A History of Russian Architecture. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993, pp. 13738, plate 46, for Church of Sts. Boris and Gleb, in Ziuzino, Moscow (16881704). , ed. Gosudarstvennyi Russkii Muzei. Al¢bom reproduktsii. MoscowLeningrad: Izobrazitel¢noe iskusstvo, 1959, plate 1. < previous page page_31 next page > < previous page page_32 next page > Page 32 Russian Icons and Objects of Ecclesiastical and Decorative Arts from the Collection of George R.

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