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Fall 2017
Cover: Olga Ezova-Denisova

Issue Theme: Fall

6: Final Words
Olga Kuzmina
An introduction to our final issue.
Literature

17: War and Peace
Lev Tolstoy
The wolf hunting scene.
:: Translation by Louise Maude and Aylmer Maude

Literature

33: Leaves Have Withered
Kozma Prutkov
:: Translation by Lydia Razran Stone

35: A Journey in Autumn to Bagrovo
Sergei Aksakov and James Duff
A memoir of a harrowing crossing of the Volga River in fall.
Memoir

46: Autumn
Alexander Pushkin
A classic work from the great poet.
:: Translation by Peter France

Poetry

52: Boldino, Autumn 1830
Robert Chandler
A look at the extremely productive eras in Pushkin's life known as the Boldino Autumns.
Literature

61: A Black Woman's Odyssey
Nancy Gardner Prince
A memoir from an American who witness some of the most critical events in Russian history, in 1825.
Memoir

72: Autumn
Yevgeny Baratynsky
:: Translation by Peter France
Poetry

83: In Autumn
Anton Chekhov
A lesser known story by the master of the short story and drama.
:: Translation by Peter Constantine

Literature

90: Reminiscences on Anton Chekhov
Maxim Gorky
One great author's thoughts on another. Translated by S.S. Koteliansky and Leonard Woolf.
Literature

93: Antonov Apples
Ivan Bunin
In which the Nobel prize winning author bids farewell to the dying world of Russia's landed gentry.
:: Translation by Robert Bowie

Literature

111: Mashenka
Peter Aleshkovsky
A touching story of two young women trying to make it in the big city.
:: Translation by Nina Shevchuk-Murray

Literature

116: Autumn at Tsarskoye Selo
Bulat Okudzhava
:: Translation by Lydia Razran Stone
Poetry

119: Stalingrad
Vasily Grossman
An excerpt from a forthcoming translation of Grossman's monumental novel.
:: Translation by Robert Chandler

Literature

126: Here They Are Sitting and Cooking
Nina Iskrennko
:: Translation by Anne Gutt
Poetry

129: Events of the Years of the Hijra 1410-1414
Hamid Ismailov
An excerpt from Ismailov's novel, Hay ibn Yakzan and the Language of the Bees, originally written in Uzbek.
:: Translation by Shelley Fairweather-Vega

Literature

134: A Letter
Olga Sedakova and Catriona Kelly

Poetry