The Portable Nineteenth-century Russian Reader

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George Gibian, Clarence Brown
Penguin Books, 1993 - Literary Collections - 641 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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Worth the price of admission for Yuri Oleshka's Envy alone. Amazing story. Read full review

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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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Clarence Brown is an acclaimed translator and professor of comparative literature at Princeton University. He is the translator of the Penguin Classics edition of "We" by Yevgeny Zamyatin.

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