The portable nineteenth-century Russian reader
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 ReaderUser 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
Review: The Portable Nineteenth-Century Russian ReaderUser Review - james - Goodreads
Not sure how anyone could rate this any less than 5 stars. If you're looking to move beyond Dostoevsky/Tolstoy, this is a must. From Pushkin's poetry to the short story "First Love," this book will ... Read full review