Russian Émigré Short Stories from Bunin to Yanovsky

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 11 Sep 2019

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Russian Émigré Short Stories  from Bunin to Yanovsky by Bryan Karetnyk is a superlative book. Many writers after 1917 left Russia living in various European capitals.
This collection includes stories by Vladimir Nabokov and Ivan Bunin

These short stories are the most diversified ones and include many situations.
We find the story of the improbable two writers in search of fame and fortune with a great bestseller but without any idea, the suicidal man Mr Ortiz because he lost everything at a casino, the astrologer in connection with Hitler. At first he wanted just to cheat some money at an ingenuous girl.
Each of these story has a main characteristic: the great narration and the wonderful writing-style. Reading this book is like to breath fresh air.

Highly recommended for sure!

I thank NetGalley and Penguin UK for this book!
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Excellent and comprehensive collection of short stories by Russian émigré writers from the most famous such as Nabokov to the more obscure such as Sasha Chorny and others whom I had never heard of in spite of my deep interest in Russian literature. Obviously, as in any collection, the quality of the individual stories varies, but from a literary history point of view this volume is essential reading for all Russophiles.
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