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Recommended short story books (3)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into short story here are some short story books from Russia for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.

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Diary of a Madman and Other Stories

Diary of a Madman and Other Stories: The Nose; the Carriage; the Overcoat; Taras Bulba by Nikolai Gogol EN

Rating: 2     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
Description:
Hailed by Nabokov as "the greatest artist that Russia has yet produced," Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) left his mark as a playwright, novelist, and writer of short stories. Gogol's works remain popular with both writers and readers, who prize his originality, imaginative gifts, and sheer exuberance.
This collection offers an excellent introduction to the author's works. Opening a door to his bizarre world of broad comedy, fantasy, and social commentary, the title story portrays a petty official's mental disintegration as he struggles for the attention of the woman he love... continue
Recommended: 30 Jan 2023

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There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya EN

Rating: 3     12 Votes
Country: Asia / Russia flag Russia
Description:
Love stories, with a twist, by Russia’s preeminent contemporary fiction writer—the author of the prizewinning memoir about growing up in Stalinist Russia, The Girl from the Metropol Hotel By turns sly and sweet, burlesque and heartbreaking, these realist fables of women looking for love are the stories that Ludmilla Petrushevskaya—who has been compared to Chekhov, Tolstoy, Beckett, Poe, Angela Carter, and even Stephen King—is best known for in Russia. Here are attempts at human connection, both depraved and sublime, by people across the life span: one-night stands in communal apartments, poign... continue
Recommended: 01 Nov 2022

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White Nights by Fyodor Dostoyevsky EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
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Recommended: 06 Oct 2022


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