The Portable Twentieth-Century Russian Reader (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jul 29, 2003 - Fiction - 640 pages
8 Reviews


Clarence Brown's marvelous collection introduces readers to the most resonant voices of twentieth-century Russia. It includes stories by Chekhov, Gorky, Bunin, Zamyatin, Babel, Nabokov, Solzhenitsyn, and Voinovich; excerpts from Andrei Bely's Petersburg, Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita, Boris Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago, and Sasha Solokov's A School for Fools; the complete text of Yuri Olesha's 1927 masterpiece Envy; and poetry by Alexander Blok, Anna Akhmatova, and Osip Mandelstam.
  

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Review: The Portable Twentieth-Century Russian Reader

User Review  - Noelle Dancer - Goodreads

A great selection but it could have been more evenly dispersed. A few of the authors, like Chekhov, I could have used more of in place of some of the longer story choices. I also wish the editors personality wasn't so injected in the introductions but oh well, still quite enjoyable. Read full review

Review: The Portable Twentieth-Century Russian Reader

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Good for what it was. Nice introduction to some lesser known Soviet writers. Although, I don't think I particularly liked the extended excepts of longer classical works. I was very much displeased ... Read full review

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II The Senators Second Space
I The Harbor Master28
II The Old Womans Bird
III The Royal Mantle of the Law
IV Mazesa da Vinci
I Never Talk to Strangers
Easter Eve
Was It Worth Hanging Yourself?
At the NameDay Party
My Fiancťe Vava
An Old Man Dies
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Part Two
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