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There are 56 item(s) tagged with the keyword "literature".

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1. Khodasevich and Vodolazkin

Two recently published works of fiction that we liked and wanted to share with you.

Tags: history, emigration, memoir, literature, khodasevich
2. Stalingrad

This is a short excerpt from the first-ever English translation (by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler) of Grossman’s epic novel of the turning point in World War II.

Tags: world war ii, translation, literature, Grossman, Stalingrad
3. At Zima Junction, 1943

A poem from the new volume Alcestis of the Underworld, by a regular translator of works published by Russian Life Books.

Tags: poetry, literature, siberia, gulag
4. Pushkin is a Meme

In which an artist tries to get out of a job illustrating a brochure and ends up getting sucked into a Pushkin meme vortex.

Tags: illustrating, art, literature, pushkin
5. The Life and Death of the Thick Journal

There was a time when literary journals ruled Russian intellectual life. That time has passed.

Tags: solzhenitsyn, bulgakov, publishing, literature, fat journals, literary journals
6. Centuries of Slush

Russia thaws. People have thoughts. Not always good ones.

Tags: dostoyevsky, literature, history, spring, weather, thaw
7. A Grim Tale of Redemption

Redemption is grim, shocking, and rooted in the author's own tragic history. Yet, true to its name, it is a powerful story of redemption.

Tags: Holocaust, literature, world war ii
8. Grampa Krylov

Russia’s best known poet was born 250 years ago, and his last name was not Pushkin.

Tags: literature, humor, fables, krylov
9. We Once Had a Poet Named Tyutchev

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. 

Tags: poetry, literature, Tyutchev
By Anatoly Liberman
10. Being Turgenev

Everyone in Russia knows the great writer Ivan Turgenev, whose 200th birthday is today, and they make his acquaintance in three stages. 

Tags: literature, turgenev
By Tamara Eidelman

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