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Entertaining tsarist Russia : tales, songs, plays, movies, jokes, ads, and images from Russian urban life, 1779-1917

Author: James Von Geldern; Louise McReynolds
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1998.
Series: Indiana-Michigan series in Russian and East European studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Companion disc features recordings of popular songs and vaudeville skits performed by some of Russia's most famous singers and comics of early twentieth century.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Entertaining tsarist Russia.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1998
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Von Geldern; Louise McReynolds
ISBN: 0253334071 9780253334077 0253211956 9780253211958 0253334098 9780253334091
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 38130744
Description: xxvii, 394 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
Contents: Anecdotes about Balakirev --
Tales of the ancient Poshekhonians / Vasily Berezaisky --
The merry old fellow / Teller of old Moscow tales --
The ancient and modern divinatory oracle / Martin Zadek --
Guak, or unbounded devotion: a knightly tale --
The tale of Vanka Kain --
The new Sterne / A.A. Shakhovskoi --
Traditional songs (late 18th century) --
Ermak Timofeich / Nikolai Polevoi --
Filatka and Miroshka the rivals / Pavel Grigoriev, Jr. --
Ivan Vyzhigin / Faddei Bulgarin --
The little humpbacked horse / Petr Ershov --
The history of Russia told for children / Aleksandra Ishimova --
The battle of the Russians with the Kabardinians / Nikolai Zriakhov --
Etiquette manuals (1849-1911) --Street types --
God save the Tsar / Aleksei Lvov --
Dark eyes / Evgeny Grebenka --
The great Moscow fire / N. Sokolov --
Elegy (Khas-Bulat) / Aleksandr Ammosov and O. Kh. Agrenova-Slavianskaia --
Balagan advertisements / Malafeev Theater (1883) --
The slums of Petersburg / Vsevolod Krestovsky --
How the Russian gave it hot to a German --
Oh those Yaroslavites, what a fine folk / Fedor Ivanich Kuz'ma --
The slums of the female heart --
Correspondence from the Russo-Turkish War / Vasily Nemirovich-Danchenko --
War stories from the present-day war with the Turks / M. Evstigneev --
Where is it better? / L.A. Tikhomirov --
A flask of hooch --
Gypsy romances --
Scenes from a third-class car / B.S. Borisov and V.A. Kriger --
Sarah Bernhardt / M.L. Lentovsky --
The queen of diamonds / V.P. Valentinov --
Anecdotes (1840-1917) --
Moscow court reporting / The Moscow Sheet (Early 1880s) --
The terrible wedding night / Aleksei Pazukhin --
The terrible bandit Churkin --
Where the oranges ripen / N.A. Leikin --
Messrs. Businessmen / I.I. Miasnitsky --
The diary of Maria Bashkirtseva --
Ivanov Pavel / V.M. Doroshevich --
Song of the stormy Petrel / Maxim Gorky --
Light-fingered Sonya / M.D. Klefortov --
Revolutionary songs (late 19th century) --
Vaudeville skits (1905-1910) --
Why was I born into this world / Tobolsk prison song --
The poor fellow died / Konstantin Romanov --
Marusia poisoned herself --
Russian sob sister / Olga Gridina --
How the lasses burned a lad in the stove / Al. Aleksandrovsky --
The wrath of God / V.I. Kryzhandrovskaia --
The little Siberian girl (Sibirochka) / Lidiia Charskaia --
The African princess (Vampuka) / M.N. Volkonsky --
Gladiators of our time / N.N. Breshko-Breshkovsky --
Sanin / Mikhail Artsybashev --
The keys of happiness / Anastasia Verbitskaia --
The vanquished / Count Amori --
Do you remember? / Petr Chardynin --
The wrath of Dionytsus / E.A. Nagrodskaia --
The Countess-actress / Count Amori --
The bloody Talisman / Nat Pinkerton, King of detectives --
The headlands of Manchuria --
The heroic feat of the Don Cossack Kuzma Firsovich Kriuchkov --
Jackals / Sergei Sokolsky --
Rasputin's nighttime orgies / V.V. Ramazanov.
Series Title: Indiana-Michigan series in Russian and East European studies.
Responsibility: edited by James von Geldern and Louise McReynolds.


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