"Christmas stories" by Charles Dickens
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Dostoyevskys stories of the late fifties The Village of Stepanchikovo and Uncles Dream and the novel The Abused and The Humiliated . The end of the XIX century and the beginning of the XX was a period, in the course of which various collections of Dickens works with a number of so-called complete and several books on Dickens were published a large number of childrens and popular editions of Dickens also appeared at that time. The post-October epoch constitutes an exceptional page in the history of Dickens on Russia.
The circulation of his works had never been so high they had never been staged on such a large scale by our theatres as after the revolution. A fundamental thirty-volume edition Dickens works is now being completed. The way to a better critical evolution of Dickens works a swell as to their genuine re-creation in Russian language has been neither straight nor smooth.
Criticism had to live through a period a period of vulgar sociologizing , the theory and practice of translation had to overcome a vain striving at an exact translation of Dickens, i. e. a translation containing a scrupulous counterpart of every formal detail of the original.
In addition to translations marked by pure formalism and literalism there exist nowadays a number of brilliant first-rate translations of Dickens. Some important aspects of the way Dickens art was understood and received in Russia are elucidated in a series of articles, which form a special Appendix to the book. The majority of these treat problems, which have hardly if ever been approached by specialists in Dickensian studies.
A considerable number of these articles are founded on archive data. They deal with such topics as the translators of Dickens, the earliest responses of the Russian press to the first publication of a novel by Dickens, they provide descriptions of unpublished stage versions of his works contain an essay of the impact Dickens art had on Russian poetry etc. Both the contents of the Bibliographical index and the articles of the Appendix testify to outstanding importance of the artistic .Скачать