One Thousand Souls



[Reading] ➿ One Thousand Souls By Aleksey Pisemsky – E17streets4all.co.uk An Russian novel in which a young man marries an heiress to get ahead, betraying his roots and in the end, himself After a spectacular early success, Pisemsky s reputation as an author suffered a ter AnRussian novel in which a young man marries an heiress to get ahead, betraying his roots and in the end, himself After a spectacular early success, Pisemsky s reputation as an author suffered a terrible eclipse This was partly because of the competition of other mid th century Russian writers such One Thousand Kindle - as Turgenev and Dostoevsky, and partly because Pisemsky grossly misjudged the taste and s of his audience Pisemsky s brooding romanticism, coupled with his control as a writer, suffers only in comparison with literary giants In spite of his failings Pisemsky was a writer of consummate skill, and this is an important addition to our store of th century Russian literature.One Thousand Souls

Pisemsky was a Russian novelist and dramatist who was regarded as an equal of Ivan Turgenev and Fyodor Dostoyevsky in the late s, but whose reputation suffered a spectacular decline after his fall out with Sovremennik magazine in the early s A realistic playwright, along with Aleksandr Ostrovsky he was responsible One Thousand Kindle - for the first dramatization of ordinary people in the history of Russian theatre Pisemsky s great narrative gift and exceptionally strong grip on reality make him one of the best Russian novelistsPisemsky s first novel Boyarschina was originally forbidden for its unflattering description of the Russian nobility His principal novels are The Simpleton , One Thousand Souls , which is considered his best work of the kind, and Troubled Seas, which gives a picture of the excited state of Russian society around the year He also wrote plays, including A Bitter Fate also translated as A Hard Lot , which depicts the dark side of the Russian peasantry The play has been called the first Russian realistic tragedy it won the Uvarov Prize of the Russian Academy.

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  • 04 March 2017
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10 thoughts on “One Thousand Souls

  1. says:

    A forgotten classic from the Russian literature s golden age Corruption, vanity, a world of scoundrels in a sarcastic and compelling story.

  2. says:

    I have a never ending fascination with the world of Tsarist Russia the society life of Petersburg and Moscow where handsome hussars danced the mazurka and spoke French with the beautiful daughters of wealthy landowners against the background of soul destroying bureaucracy and corruption, never ending oppression of the people and the intelligentsia and the mind numbing life of the provinces where the peasants were bled dry and then bled dry again to support the lifestyles of the tiny upper cla I have a never ending fascination with the world of Tsarist Russia the society life of Petersburg and Moscow where handsome hussars danced the mazurka and spoke French with the beautiful daughters of wealthy landowners against the background of soul destroying bureaucracy and corruption, never ending oppression of the people and the intelligentsia and the mind numbing life of the provinces where the peasants were bled dry and then bled dry again to support the lifestyles of the tiny upper class In my continuing search for novels set in this wonderfully strange world, I finally got around to Pisemsky He s not Gogol or Pushkin although their influence is evident in his writing , and he is way not Tolstoy, but this is a very good story that brings its world to life with deeply flawed but interesting characters The heroine, Nastenka, is a literary descendant of Pushkin s Tatiana, butmodern, and in the end less naive The portrayal of provincial characters and tsarist bureaucracy is very Gogolian, but without Gogol s humor and wonderful way with words But the characters are complex and realistic, and the way that circumstances conspire against them to frustrate their best intentions is psychologically and emotionally true.One interesting thing about this book from a modern perspective is its title, which refers to the thousand serfs owned by the wealthy woman who the hero marries, but the thousand serfs are entirely abstract and never appear in the story The hero never once visits the estates and villages where they live The book is filled with moral condemnation of society, bureaucracy, corruption and the damage that all of these things do to honorable people trying to live honest lives, but there isn t a word about the sufferings of the thousand human beings in slavery who enable the lifestyle that is the subject of the story

  3. says:

    Aleksey Pisemsky is Russia s Edith Wharton Fantastic in every way.

  4. says:

    Great detail and characters This is the story of a young man who decides not to follow his heart but to follow the money and marries a wealthy older woman He learns too late that money doesn t buy happiness and ends up a very miserable person.

  5. says:

    Note This should be PISEMSKY, not Pilemsky.

  6. says:

    Oh, Russia.

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