The Meek One: A Fantastic Story An Annotated Russian Reader Julia Titus, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Kristen Robinson (Illustrated by)

Publication date:
13 Sep 2011
Yale University Press
176 pages: 279 x 216 x 9mm
6 b-w illus.
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This fully annotated paperback learner’s edition of Dostoevsky's short story The Meek One is intended for intermediate and advanced Russian students. In addition to the Russian text, the book includes an introduction discussing the story's historical context, literary significance, and critical response; an extensive glossary and a learner's dictionary; discussion questions; and vocabulary quizzes, exercises, and self-tests.  

Julia Titus is senior lector in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University.

"Julia Titus' edition of The Meek One is an excellent annotated reader for students of Russian language and literature at the intermediate and advanced levels. The exercises are engaging, the annotations very useful and to the point."—Edna Andrews, PhD, Duke University, Professor of Linguistics & Cultural Anthropology

"It clearly fills a need in the market because it is accessible, moderately priced, and requires a relatively low degree of proficiency in reading. . . . The Meek One: A Fantastic Story is an eminently user-friendly book, which will help readers gain a greater appreciation of Russian literature, the beauty of the Russian language, and the joy of learning in general."—Mary Helen Kashuba, SSJ, Chestnut Hill College, The NECTFL Review

"The Meek One, as a single story, would be most appropriate as one of a number of texts for a 19th century literature class. The book itself has an informative brief biography of Dostoevsky as well as a well-laid-out two-column design…Titus also provides extensive explanatory notes that explain both cultural concepts and challenging linguistic formulations."—Russian Language Journal