Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Reading in Russian

If you read in Russian, you must have already noticed how difficult it is to find good books by contemporary Russian-speaking writers. Most of what passes for literature in the Russian-speaking world is badly written, boring, repetitive, and annoying.

This book, however, is a breath of fresh air compared to the regular Russian-language literary fare of the recent years. I was the first literary critic to work with the short stories and the novel that comprise this volume, so I can testify to their high literary value.

Those of you who like Borges, Cortazar and the poets of the Russian Silver Age will especially enjoy this book.


Veronica said...

What's the title ?

Clarissa said...

Sorry! I'm going crazy at the end of the semester. The book is called "Stories of Different Epochs", the athor is Michael Blekhman.

The book is in Russian.