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  1. says:

    45Some of these were so good and then others I can now brag about having read but not really enjoyed A good introduction to some of Russia's most prominent writers through time ending with a bunch of female writers who outshine the classics Can definitely recommend


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    The packaging of this book series the small easily held pocket size everything about this is a bibliophiles dream Unfortunately for me the stories in this collection left a bit to be desired Now of course in no collection are the stories all going to be loved by every reader but in this case some of the stories chosen just did not work that well I will address here a few notes on selected stories Pushkin begins the collection promisingly with “ The Blizzard “ a story that follows a young couple eloping The plan goes awry Years later the almost widow discovers who it was she married that night and where he went I had read Gogol’s “ The Overcoat “ before and it holds up while Tolstoy tells “ The Snowstorm “ which follows an engineer staying in a village who is caught in a snowstorm with some overland wagon travelers and doubts he will be still alive in the morning Turgenev”s “ The Live Relic “ follows a crippled almost embalmed village woman unable to move who lives in a she’d still freely exercising her mind and finding no fault with her existence Clearly a rebuke of those who can be satisfied never with all they need and Chekhov’s “ The Bishop “ is a simple story following the life of a village church leader and by the end making us wonder about the meaning of any single lifeNina Berberova has a story called “ The Big City “ that works extremely well This story is clearly and fully an allegory It could be for a few things Religion Heaven Socialism Depending on one’s interpretation I suppose “ Start of the Season “ by Vladimir Sorokin is a modern story and it has a twist that will shock you A man is out in the woods with his hunting guide They are excited to be in nature The descriptions of the area the surroundings brings Hemingway to mind At the end of the story when the hunt is successful and our hunter has his kill we might have to review the story to see if we missed what was coming Another newer story that works is “ Sweet Shura “ by Tatyana Tolstoya In this story we meet a narrator who tells us of an old woman she knows Describing her story her relationships her three husbands All paled in comparison to a man she loved however outside of her marriage though during it We read the story of how she let that one get away through her own conscious decision making Some of the other stories have merit and work in part but they missed than they reverberated for me


  3. says:

    This book was a present and it's absolutely beautiful These stories were all new to me although not all of the authors were Like any collection of short stories I preferred some over others A few of the stories left me a little bewildered as if the ending was a punchline I didn't uite get and this may partly be a case of 'lost in translation' There were several wordsphrases I wasn't familiar with but context made the general meaning clear and I think notes might have broken the story's spell A little unfamiliarity isn't a bad thing reminding me of the spatial and temporal origins of the original storiesOn the whole I loved the writing styles which felt deliberate without being forced My favourite thing aside from the look of the book itself however is how memorable the stories are They linger


  4. says:

    Worthwhile collection of 25 short stories from Russia's most famous writers Really nice to get just a taste of the different styles and themes of Russian literature without having to crack open a whole novel let alone a War and Peace style epic Would recommend to anyone interested in Russian Lit like me but doesn't uite know where to start Only real critiue was that a few of the stories reuired knowledge about Russian lit characters and stories that I didn't have but overall very accessible


  5. says:

    Wide variety of stories exposed me to some authorstypes of writing that I never would have read on my own Enjoyed each one and read a few twice


  6. says:

    Spectacular writing by all the authors in this collection but thematically the stories follow all the same throughline and seem to run together


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Russian Stories

Two centuries of short stories by twenty five titans of Russian literature from Pushkin and Gogol to Tatyana Tolstaya and Svetlana Alexievich in the beautifully jacketed Pocket Classics series Russian Stories rounds up marvelous short stories by all the Russian heavyweights including Pushkin Gogol Dostoevsky Tolstoy Turgenev Chekhov Bulgakov and Nabokov and continuing up to contemporary writers such as Tatyana Tol 45Some of these were so good and then others I can now brag about having read but not really enjoyed A good introduction to some of Russia's most prominent writers through time ending with a bunch of female writers who outshine the classics Can definitely recommend

Review Russian Stories

Staya and the recent Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich There is no similar one volume collection of the best of the Russian greats in English and especially none that include as many women as this one does including a story by the recently rediscovered Teffi who was widely hailed a century ago in Russia as the female Chekhov From the fate changing storms that sweep through Alexander Pushkin's The Blizzard and The packaging of this book series the small easily held pocket size everything about this is a bibliophiles dream Unfortunately for me the stories in this collection left a bit to be desired Now of course in no collection are the stories all going to be loved by every reader but in this case some of the stories chosen just did not work that well I will address here a few notes on selected stories Pushkin begins the collection promisingly with “ The Blizzard “ a story that follows a young couple eloping The plan goes awry Years later the almost widow discovers who it was she married that night and where he went I had read Gogol’s “ The Overcoat “ before and it holds up while Tolstoy tells “ The Snowstorm “ which follows an engineer staying in a village who is caught in a snowstorm with some overland wagon travelers and doubts he will be still alive in the morning Turgenev”s “ The Live Relic “ follows a crippled almost embalmed village woman unable to move who lives in a she’d still freely exercising her mind and finding no fault with her existence Clearly a rebuke of those who can be satisfied never with all they need and Chekhov’s “ The Bishop “ is a simple story following the life of a village church leader and by the end making us wonder about the meaning of any single lifeNina Berberova has a story called “ The Big City “ that works extremely well This story is clearly and fully an allegory It could be for a few things Religion Heaven Socialism Depending on one’s interpretation I suppose “ Start of the Season “ by Vladimir Sorokin is a modern story and it has a twist that will shock you A man is out in the woods with his hunting guide They are excited to be in nature The descriptions of the area the surroundings brings Hemingway to mind At the end of the story when the hunt is successful and our hunter has his kill we might have to review the story to see if we missed what was coming Another newer story that works is “ Sweet Shura “ by Tatyana Tolstoya In this story we meet a narrator who tells us of an old woman she knows Describing her story her relationships her three husbands All paled in comparison to a man she loved however outside of her marriage though during it We read the story of how she let that one get away through her own conscious decision making Some of the other stories have merit and work in part but they missed than they reverberated for me

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Leo Tolstoy's The Snow Storm to the political whirlwind of perestroika that shapes Vladimir Sorokin's 1985 story Start of the Season to the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union as experienced by ordinary people in Alexievich's Landscape of Loneliness these riveting stories chronicle not only the particular dramas and upheavals of the Russian people but also the tribulations and triumphs of the human spir This book was a present and it's absolutely beautiful These stories were all new to me although not all of the authors were Like any collection of short stories I preferred some over others A few of the stories left me a little bewildered as if the ending was a punchline I didn't uite get and this may partly be a case of 'lost in translation' There were several wordsphrases I wasn't familiar with but context made the general meaning clear and I think notes might have broken the story's spell A little unfamiliarity isn't a bad thing reminding me of the spatial and temporal origins of the original storiesOn the whole I loved the writing styles which felt deliberate without being forced My favourite thing aside from the look of the book itself however is how memorable the stories are They linger

  • Hardcover
  • 432
  • Russian Stories
  • Christoph Keller
  • en
  • 10 February 2019
  • 9780525656036