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21. Six Books

We review books of fiction (Chekhov, Remizov, the Brothers Strugatsky, and Anderson) and an enticing cookbook.

Tags: cuisine, literature, chekhov
22. Peter the Great, Emperor of All Russia

What do you have to do as Russian tsar to be remembered as "Great"? You can start by reforming the government, social structure, customs, language, and, well, everything else.

Tags: peter the great, st. petersburg, russia, history, reform, traditions, literature, dostoyevsky
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
23. The Translator

Galina Sergeyevna Usova is a poet and translator of English prose and poetry. For the last few years, she has been standing outside St. Petersburg’s Polytechnic Institute metro station selling her books.

Tags: poetry, literature, language
24. Three Books and a DVD

In which we review three books and a DVD we like. See the book reviews section for detailed reviews.

Tags: literature, language, ukraine, romanovs
25. Mystery, Gulag and Rapture

In which we review a mystery, a Gulag guard's memoir, a parable of the avant-garde, and a collection of Valentin Rasputin's prose.

Tags: literature, books
26. Reading Russian, Distractedly

Reading is communication from writer to reader, and yet in Anna Karenina, whenever a character reads, he or she is often only somebody holding a prop, not reading at all.

Tags: literature, anna karenina, Tolstoy
By Robert Blaisdell
27. Teffi: The Best Russian Writer You May Not Have Heard Of

Known as a female Chekhov and skilled at painting the human condition as hilarious and hideous in one stroke, Teffi is a little-known author you should get to know. 

Tags: Bolshevik, Satire, Literature, Teffi, Russia
By Alice E.M. Underwood
28. A Dozen Reviews

In which we review 12 titles that have been teetering in our review pile and that Russophiles should love.

Tags: history, stalin, music, platonov, literature
29. The Bad Flat

Where better to begin a literary tour of Moscow than at Mikhail Bulgakov’s notoriously bad apartment, which had an important cameo in his most famous work.

Tags: moscow, satire, literature, bulgakov
30. Dovlatov in America

Some writers adapt easily to living abroad, after being cut off from their homeland. Sergei Dovlatov was not one of those writers.

Tags: dovlatov, st. petersburg, literature

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