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Mariengof Anatoly: A Novel Without Lies

Скачать книгу (размер 973 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 192) Аннотация: This frank and detailed memoir of Sergey Esenin is indispensable for anyone interested in the literary avant-garde of the twenties.

Contemporary Russian Fiction: A Short List. Russian Authors Interviewed by Kristina Rotkirch

Скачать книгу (размер 973 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 192) Аннотация: The living voices of eleven leading Russian authors. Kristina Rotkirch's book presents the reader with an overview of contemporary Russian literature: Boris Akunin, Yuri Mamleev, Yevgeni Grishkovets, Eduard Limonov, Victor Pelevin, Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Nina Sadur, Vladimir Sorokin, Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Ivan Shishkin, and Tatyana Tolstaya. The contrast in styles, life experiences, and outlooks…

Klimontovich N.: The Road to Rome

Скачать книгу (размер 1 381 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 272) Аннотация: «The appeal of this book is not only in its infectious eroticism, its wit and humor but mainly in its masterful portrayal of Soviet Russia in the 1970s and 80s through a multitude of cleverly observed details. Although «The Road to Rome» is actually a collection of reminiscences about real events it is structured as a plot-driven narrative and was in fact nominated for the Booker Prize in 1995 as…

Leonid Latynin: The Face-Maker and the Muse

Скачать книгу (размер 1 217 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 240) Аннотация: An anti-utopian novel about a society where success depends on the degree of a person's likeness to the Model Face.

Bitov: Childhood

Скачать книгу (размер 1 136 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 224) Аннотация: «In this collection, centred on the theme of Childhood, we offer two early stories by Andrei Bitov which reflect the growing awareness in children of life's mystery and beauty; a story by Andrei Platonov, bearing the stamp of his inimitable style; Ludmilla Ulitskaya's perspicacious insight into the complex relationship between twin sisters; an impressionistic story by Zufar Gareev about the…

Latynin Leonid: The Lair Collected Works

Скачать книгу (размер 1 625 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 320) Аннотация: «Leonid Latynin was born in a small town on the Volga and raised by his old grandmother on old religious books and Russian folklore. Since childhood he has been fascinated with pre-Christian Russian culture, which found expression in his highly original novels. Latynin was trained as a philologist and has become an expert in pre-Christian Russian culture and Russian icons. Both of these interests…

Alexiyevich Svetlana: Nine: An Anthology of Russia's Foremost Woman Writers

Скачать книгу (размер 1 462 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 288) Аннотация: GLAS' third collection of top women writers includes some internationally known names (Ludmila Petrushevskaya, Svetlana Alexiyevich, Olga Slavnikova, Ludmila Ulitskaya) as well as some other noted women authors appearing for the first time in English (Nina Gorlanova, Margarita Sharapova, Natalia Smirnova, Anastasia Gosteva).

Krzhizhanovsky Sigizmund: Seven Stories

Скачать книгу (размер 1 013 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 200) Аннотация: A rediscovered classic Krzhizhanovsky was banned during his lifetime and only published in 1990s.

War and Peace: Contemporary Russian Prose

Скачать книгу (размер 1 931 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 380) Аннотация: War&Peace: a compelling portrait of post-post-perestroika Russia. War&Peace brings together 12 stories by new generation of Russian writers. These 'state of the nation' stories imaginatively explore current Russian definitions of war and peace. WAR: controversial stories about life in the modern Russian army where the continuing war in the Caucasus has bred discontent and corruption. PEACE:…

Muravyova Irina: The Nomadic Soul

Скачать книгу (размер 1 136 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 224) Аннотация: Dramatic history of several generations of an upper-class family during the First World War and the Civil War in Russia

Genis Alexander: Red Bread

Скачать книгу (размер 973 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 192) Аннотация: These literary pieces by one of Russia's foremost essayists reflect the author's bi-culturalism – Russian and American civilizations are compared in their various manifestations. Genis is a shrewd and observant critic. His essays are dynamic, informative, and a joy to read.

Rubinstein Lev: Here I Am

Скачать книгу (размер 973 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 192) Аннотация: Rubinstein succeeds in arranging his fragmented text in such a clever way that they invariably trigger off a series of associations, even in the reader who fails to catch all the allusions weaved in by the author. Thus his texts begin to speak to any reader anywhere and in any language, but they speak in a different way.

Selin Alexander: The New Romantic: A Collection of Long and Short Stories

Скачать книгу (размер 809 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 160) Аннотация: Selin belongs to that rare Chekhovian type of writer who tells a story not straightforwardly but through a series of carefully chosen and cleverly arranged vivid details. Perhaps Selin has even more in common with Gogol – he demonstrates the same kind of healthy humor and rich imagination. Some of his stories resemble video-clips and are just as visual.

Gabrielyan Nina: Master of the Grass: Long and short stories

Скачать книгу (размер 1 054 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 208) Аннотация: Owner of the Grass is about a disaster befalling a man in love with his own mirror reflection. Moving from the real to the surreal, she invites us to come with her into these two realities, which eventually turn out to be one, a place where the magic and the mundane merge.

Pokrovsky Alexander: Sea Stories: Army Stories

Скачать книгу (размер 1 126 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 222) Аннотация: «Sea Stories» depicts the realities of life inside the army. Alexander Pokrovsky's cycle of satirical stories about the trials and trivialities of life on a nuclear submarine are both funny and frightening. Alexander Terekhov relates his traumatic first-hand experiences in the army without losing sight of man's better nature.»

Slutsky Boris: Things That Happened

Скачать книгу (размер 1 625 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 320) Аннотация: «Boris Slutsky has now emerged as one of Russia's great twentieth-century poets. Unlike his contemporary Solzhenitsyn, this once ardent Stalinist remained inside the Soviet literary establishment, and kept his unacceptable work to himself. His best poetry and prose were published only after his death. In «Things That Happened» the innermost thoughts of this clear-eyed tragedian are revealed as he…

Aleshkovsky Peter: Skunk: A Life

Скачать книгу (размер 973 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 192) Аннотация: An avant-garde novel which mirrors the chaos that now infuses Russian life as its people struggle to navigate the transition from communism to democracy. Skunk, so nicknamed because he grows up small and stunted, feels restless, out of place, and nearly hopeless, but everywhere finds nothing but corruption and dishonesty.