A Slav Soul and Other Stories

Aleksandr KUPRIN (1870 - 1938)

Novelist and short story writer Alexandr Ivanovich Kuprin (1870-1938) was one of the most widely read authors of his time. Nabokov called him the Russian Kipling for his stories about people who are often "neurotic and vulnerable". Many films and radio programs based on his works have been produced. These 15 short stories, typically “artful studies of abnormal states of mind”, were selected from various sources. The collection includes “Easter Day” (a chance meeting); “The Picture” (intense envy); “Hamlet” (a fading actor); “The Last Word” (a psychotic confession); “Dogs' Happiness” (strays in jeopardy); “A Clump of Lilacs” (a wife’s ingenuity); “Anathema” (a curse); and “Tempting Providence” (homeward bound). “The White Poodle" and "The Elephant”, appropriate for all readers, were intended by the author to be read aloud to children. ( Lee Smalley)

Genre(s): Single Author Collections

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Lee Smalley
00:10:28
Play 01 A Slav Soul Lee Smalley
00:23:48
Play 02 The Song and the Dance Lee Smalley
00:13:23
Play 03 Easter Day Lee Smalley
00:28:50
Play 04 The Idiot Lee Smalley
00:20:18
Play 05 The Picture Lee Smalley
00:35:26
Play 06 Hamlet Lee Smalley
00:36:21
Play 07 Mechanical Justice Lee Smalley
00:24:16
Play 08 The Last Word Lee Smalley
00:13:41
Play 09 The White Poodle, Part 1 Lee Smalley
00:44:51
Play 10 The White Poodle, Part 2 Lee Smalley
00:37:04
Play 11 The Elephant Lee Smalley
00:24:51
Play 12 Dogs' Happiness Lee Smalley
00:19:22
Play 13 A Clump Of Lilacs Lee Smalley
00:13:16
Play 14 Anathema Lee Smalley
00:22:17
Play 15 Tempting Providence Lee Smalley
00:25:11
Play 16 Cain Lee Smalley
00:20:00