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1. Books We Liked

Some books our reviewer liked, and their significance for lovers of all things Russian.

Tags: fiction, memoir, literature
2. The Fiasco, by Anton Chekhov

In honor of Chekhov's birthday, we present his story, "The Fiasco," translated by Bob Blaisdell. And a video version...

Tags: marriage, translations, short stories, fiction, chekhov
3. White Magic

The thirteen tales in this volume – all written by Russian émigrés, writers who fled their native country in the early twentieth century – contain a fair dose of magic and mysticism, of terror and the supernatural. There are Petersburg revenants, grief-stricken avengers, Lithuanian vampires, flying skeletons, murders and duels, and even a ghostly Edgar Allen Poe.

Tags: fantasy, fiction
4. Handwriting and Siberian Pianos

In which we review Dina Rubina's Leonardo's Handwriting, and the nonfiction book, The Pianos of Siberia.

Tags: fiction, novel, music
5. Fear and Fandango

We review Good Citizens Need Not Fear, by Maria Reva, and Fandango and Other Stories, by Alexander Grin.

Tags: literature, fiction, grin
6. In the Trenches of Stalingrad

On the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, we offer two excerpts from a new translation of Viktor Nekrasov’s In the Trenches of Stalingrad.

Tags: fiction, Nekrasov, Stalingrad, world war ii, War
7. Dissecting Chekhov

Translation is an art, not a science. And translating Chekhov is a particularly challenging art.

Tags: reviews, fiction, books, chekhov
8. Punk Rock and Klotsvog

Reviews of a history of punk rock and a novel about a not very likeable woman.

Tags: punk music, music, fiction, books
9. The Beauties

On the occasion of the great writer’s 160th birthday, we offer up one of his lesser-known classics, newly translated.

Tags: women, fiction, chekhov
10. The Freedom Factory

The story of a real-life military factory told through monologues collected from anonymized workers, managers, and engineers. (novel excerpt)

Tags: workers, work, factories, fiction

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