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11. 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
12. 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
13. 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
14. 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
15. Lenin, Rodeo and Beslan

Reviews of "Lenin on the Train," "Don't Let my Baby Do Rodeo," and "Mother Tongue".

Tags: memoir, literature, reviews, books
16. Dostoyevsky's Birthday in 10 Dark Quotes

In honor of the writer's 195th birthday, here are 10 quotes to celebrate the life and writings of Fyodor Dostoyevsky. They may not be cheerful, but they sure are profound.

Tags: Russia, Dostoevsky, literature, Crime and Punishment, Karamazov, suffering
By Alice E.M. Underwood
17. 5 Pearls of Wisdom from Fazil Iskander

Fazil Iskander, a missile in the world of Soviet literature, passed away on July 31. Here are five of his pearls of wisdom on humor, science, politics, Stalin, and the Russian soul.

Tags: iskander, author, literature, russia, soviet union, politics, satire
By Alice E.M. Underwood
18. Russians don't need principles. Just submarines

The British are out to get Russian values and Russian naval vessels alike this week. Scroll down enough and there's also a cat pic. 

Tags: literature, submarine, lavrov, football, cats, meat, united kingdom
By Alice E.M. Underwood
19. Quotable Pushkin for Six Everyday Occasions

In honor of Alexander Pushkin's 217th birthday, here's a small sample of his poems to show that his writing isn't just pretty and witty – it can help you through almost any situation.

Tags: pushkin, poetry, russia, literature, history, eugene onegin, boris godunov, bronze horseman
By Alice E.M. Underwood
20. Two Miracles of Russian Love Poetry

On the occasion of Pushkin's birthday, we offer a post on the challenge of translating his most famous love lyrics, "Я вас любил," with a bonus look at Innokenty Annensky's "Среди миров."

Tags: pushkin, literature, russian literature, poetry, annensky
By Anatoly Liberman

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