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Russia’s best known poet was born 250 years ago, and his last name was not Pushkin.
We review books of fiction (Chekhov, Remizov, the Brothers Strugatsky, and Anderson) and an enticing cookbook.
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.
In which we review 12 titles that have been teetering in our review pile and that Russophiles should love.
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.
Some writers adapt easily to living abroad, after being cut off from their homeland. Sergei Dovlatov was not one of those writers.
Reviews of "Lenin on the Train," "Don't Let my Baby Do Rodeo," and "Mother Tongue".
Fyodor Tyutchev (whose 115th birthday is today) was endowed with genius and good luck: a great Russian poet, he was not killed in a duel or in the Caucasus. Nor did he rot in Siberia, but instead lived until he was 70 and died in his own bed.
Everyone in Russia knows the great writer Ivan Turgenev, whose 200th birthday is today, and they make his acquaintance in three stages.
Today is the 190th anniversary of the great writer's birth. We thought we would share a few readings to get you in a Tolstoyan spirit.
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