The Portable Twentieth-Century Russian Reader

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Penguin, Jul 29, 2003 - Literary Collections - 640 pages
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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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User Review  - ifjuly - LibraryThing

Worth the price of admission for Yuri Oleshka's Envy alone. Amazing story. Read full review

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User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

A little uneven. Maybe the editor had favorites because some authors get much more space for no reason I can discern. Still, Nabokov's 'The Return of Chorb' is one of my favorites and there's a small ... Read full review

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Ivan Bunin 18701953
Nadezhda Teffi 18721952
Alexander Blok 18801921

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