Michael Goodrick


A Letter to a Hindu (Лев Толстой)

In «A Letter to a Hindu» Tolstoy argued that only through the principle of love could the Indian people free themselves from colonial British rule. These ideas ultimately proved to be successful in 1947 in the culmination of the Indian Independence Movement. In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath was wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the [...]

The Death of Ivan Ilyich (Лев Толстой)

The Death of Ivan Ilyich – first published in 1886, is a novella by Leo Tolstoy, considered one of the masterpieces of his late fiction, written shortly after his religious conversion of the late 1870s. “Usually classed among the best examples of the novella”, The Death of Ivan Ilyich tells the story of a high-court judge in [...]

A Russian Christmas Party (Лев Толстой)

A Russian Christmas Party by Leo Tolstoy is about a generous family on the brink of ruin whose mother pins their hopes for restoring their fortune on their son, Nicolas’ marriage to a wealthy bride. Nicolas isn’t cooperating, for he loves a poor girl named Sonia. Alas! How will they see it through? The Christmas stories of the famous [...]

God Sees the Truth, But Waits (Лев Толстой)

“God Sees the Truth, But Waits” is a short story by Russian author Leo Tolstoy first published in 1872. The story, about a man sent to prison for a murder he didn’t commit, takes the form of a parable of forgiveness. English translations were also published under titles «The Confessed Crime» and «Exiled to Siberia». The [...]

The Madman (Kahlil Gibran)

The Madman, His Parables and Poems is a book written by Kahlil Gibran, which was published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf in 1918, with illustrations reproduced from original drawings by the author. It was Gibran’s first book in English to be published, also marking the beginning of the second phase of Gibran’s career. May [...]

The Prophet (Kahlil Gibran)

The Prophet is a book of 26 prose poetry fables written in English by the Lebanese-American poet and writer Kahlil Gibran. It was originally published in 1923 by Alfred A. Knopf. It is Gibran’s best known work. The Prophet has been translated into over 100 different languages, making it one of the most translated books in history, and it has [...]

Bartleby, the Scrivener (Герман Мелвилл)

“Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street” is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville, first serialized anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 issues of Putnam’s Magazine, and reprinted with minor textual alterations in his The Piazza Tales in 1856. In the story, a Wall Street lawyer hires [...]

The Blue Cross (Гилберт Кит Честертон)

“Short story “The Blue Cross” is Chesterton’s first Father Brown mystery. It introduces the characters Flambeau and Valentin. It is unique among the Father Brown mysteries in that it does not follow the actions of the Father himself, but rather those of Valentin. Brown has been committing acts to draw the attention of the police [...]

10 Great Russian Short Stories (Лев Толстой, Антон Чехов, Николай Гоголь, Федор Достоевский, Иван Тургенев, Леонид Андреев и др. )

10 Great Russian Short Story. The Russian short stories that will make a vivid impression on a person: The Mantle by Nikolai Gogol, Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Death of Ivan Illyich by Leo Tolstoy, Darkness by Anton Chekhov, The Avenger by Anton Chekhov, A Troublesome [...]

Selected works of T.S. Eliot (Thomas Eliot)

“Thomas Stearns Eliot OM (26 Sept 1888 – 4 Jan 1965) was a poet, essayist, publisher, playwright, and literary and social critic. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, to a prominent Boston Brahmin family, he moved to England in 1914 at the age of 25 and went on to settle, work and marry there. He became a British subject in 1927 at the age of 39, [...]
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