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Yuri Olesha

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YURI OLESHA (1899-1960) might well have become Russia’s 20th century Nikolai Gogol, but just as his literary talent was blooming, it was plowed under by the socialist Thermidor. Outwardly, his works conformed to Soviet orthodoxy, but beneath the surface they share the subtlety, rich characterization and wry humor of Ilf & Petrov or Isaac Babel, which is not surprising, since all sprang from the rich milieu that was early twentieth century Odessa. After his public statement for an independent literature in 1934, Olesha’s work was stifled by censorship, and he largely disappeared from public view. Yet he survived both the Purges and the War, working quietly on stage dramatizations of others’ works.


Liompa

Chtenia: Spring 2012

Author: Yuri Olesha
Translator: Aimee Anderson
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The Dawn of Football

Chtenia: Winter 2012

Author: Yuri Olesha
Translator: Judson Rosengrant
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Love & Aldebaron

Russian Life: Feb/Mar 1999
Yuri Olesha might well have become Russia's 20th century Nikolai Gogol, but just as his literary talent was blooming, it was plowed under by the socialist Thermodor. We offer here two of his marvelous short stories, in original translations.
Author: Yuri Olesha