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  • Paperback: 396 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics (26 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140448462
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140448467
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 2.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 96,905 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A smartly executed bid by editor and co-translator Robert Chandler to broaden our view of Russian literature and life. -- Boyd Tonkin in The Independent, June 18, 2005

As one might expect from one of UK's leading translators, his translations (...) are both accurate and highly readable, -- Michael Pursglove in The East-West Journal, Autumn 2005

This entirely authoritative and marvellous collection -- George Szirtes in The Guardian, Sept 24, 2005

About the Author

Robert Chandler has translated Sappho and Apollinaire for 'Everyman's Poetry'. His translations from Russian include Pushkin's Dubrovsky, Leskov's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Vasily Grossman's Life and Fate. With his wife Elizabeth and other colleagues he has co-translated numerous works by Andrey Platonov; two of these - Happy Moscow and Soul - were shortlisted for the Weidenfeld European Translation Prize; another - The Macedonian Officer - won second prize in the 2004 John Dryden Translation Prize.

Robert Chandler has translated Sappho and Apollinaire for 'Everyman's Poetry'. His translations from Russian include Pushkin's Dubrovsky, Leskov's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Vasily Grossman's Life and Fate. With his wife Elizabeth and other colleagues he has co-translated numerous works by Andrey Platonov; two of these - Happy Moscow and Soul - were shortlisted for the Weidenfeld European Translation Prize; another - The Macedonian Officer - won second prize in the 2004 John Dryden Translation Prize.


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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By ruthie_uk2001 on 10 Dec 2005
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This book is ideal for anyone interested in the genre of Russian literature but unsure as of where to begin. Containing short stories from a wide variety of authors, including Pushkin, Dostoyevsky, Gogol, Solzhenitsyn and Bulgakov, this book offers a varied but always intriguing selection of Soviet literature, as the title suggests, from "Pushkin (early 19th century) to Buida (1954.)
Fans of Russian literature will not fail to be entertained by the shorter works of some of Russia's best-known authors. The collection's diversity is a result of the differing styles and opinions of the authors. You will find humour and tragedy, mystery and suspense. The ultimate page turner! Highly recommended, no previous knowledge of Russian literature is necessary to enjoy this read.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By demola on 3 Sep 2008
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Utter rapture.

This collection of short stories by writers famous (Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Chekhov, Bulgakov etc) and not (Bunin, Kharms, Teffi, Leskov etc) is absorbingly delightful with a thematic range from the macabre and the mysterious to philosophy and gulag politics. The stories bristle with the wit and irony characteristic of soviet and russian writers. Top quality from dash to finish.

Get it and read it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Knut on 22 Feb 2011
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I got this book a few years ago, and I still have it on my bed table, I still take it with me when I go away. Not only this collection of stories is great, but thanks to this book I have discovered writers I did not know and who became very important in my "reading life"...

This is a collection of shorties by Russian writers. For those who don't know, short stories are big in Russia (as big as novels), and writers are big in the Russian cultures ("the prophetes").
Now, 26 Russian writers are there, and for each writer there is a nice 1-2 pages introduction of the writer and of the following short story (stories).
The important thing is that not only you will read great short stories by Tolstoi, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Tchekov, Solzhenitsyn and so on, but you will also discover authors you had never heard of before. And, you might make great discoveries... And you might then dig into the other works by these writers - this is what happened to me.

So, for this, I would like to thank Robert Chandler.
Robert Chandler is the one who put together these short stories. He also translated quite a few of them. He is also the translator of Grossman (read "Life and Fate" if you haven't!) and Platonov - his favourite.
My impression (I don't know him) is that Chandler not only translates these books that he loves, he is also on a mission. That is, he is trying to make us discover those great not so well known writers. He knows that they are great but for some reason (*) they are not so well known, so he is "promoting" them (by editing this collection, and he also talked about it in a few interviews in the Guardian), he is giving them to us.

(*) I am not sure why some of them are not so well known. Many of the communist area writers could not publish their work.. And when it came out later - smuggled to the West - there was not much publicity for them (cf again "Life and Fate").
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. P. Francis on 11 July 2009
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One of my favourite books this one,I have given it as gifts to several people and they have all loved it.It has some fantastic stories from the Great Masters of Russian literature right through to some of the more recent writers and each one is a delight to read.A great introduction to anybody wanting to dip a metaphorical toe into the welcoming waters of Russian writing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By jd on 25 April 2012
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Where do you start with Russian literature? So many great writers, so many long novels. This is a great introduction not only to the most renowned Russian novelists, but also to many writers who it would take a long time to get to, if ever. I usually prefer novels to short stories which sometimes feel like cul de sacs, but my overall feeling with this book was one of broadened horizons. Another good reason to read this is importance of the short story in Russian literature. I discovered some great writers from whom I will read more, such as Shalamov (Kolma Tales).I really appreciated the brief biographies of the writers which put them in historical context and the collator/ translator Robert Chandler's commentaries.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Miss Dewhirst on 5 May 2008
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I have read a lot of English literature and wanted to try something different, so after initially having my interest in Russian literature whetted by Anton Chekhov's The Shooting Party, I wanted to read as many Russian authors as i could, and i found this book. It's got about 40 short stories in it from a huge range of different writers, so if one story doesn't float your boat, there's plenty of others to read!
It's much easier to read than I anticipated and I found the extra notes at the back helpful. It's also something which will impress other commuters if you read it on the bus!
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