Russia has a wealthy, large, unwieldy cultural culture. the way to take hold of it? This school room reader is designed to reply to that challenge. The literary works chosen for inclusion during this anthology introduce the center cultural and historical issues 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 by way of introductions, invaluable 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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