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The Seven Who Were Hanged - Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev

Hardcover Published: 8th February 2006
ISBN: 9781421800684
Number Of Pages: 132

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I am very glad that "The Story of the Seven Who Were Hanged" will be read in English. The misfortune of us all is that we know so little, even nothing, about one another-neither about the soul, nor the life, the sufferings, the habits, the inclinations, the aspirations of one another. Literature, which I have the honor to serve, is dear to me just because the noblest task it sets before itself is that of wiping out boundaries and distances. As in a hard shell, every human being is enclosed in a cover of body, dress, and life. Who is man? We may only conjecture. What constitutes his joy or his sorrow? We may guess only by his acts, which are oft-times enigmatic; by his laughter and by his tears, which are often entirely incomprehensible to us. And if we, Russians, who live so closely together in constant misery, understand one another so poorly that we mercilessly put to death those who should be pitied or even rewarded, and reward those who should be punished by contempt and anger - how much more difficult is it for you Americans, to understand distant Russia? But then, it is just as difficult for us Russians to understand distant America, of which we dream in our youth and over which we ponder so deeply in our years of maturity.

ISBN: 9781421800684
ISBN-10: 1421800683
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 132
Published: 8th February 2006
Publisher: 1st World Library
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.3