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Best Russian Short Stories

Best Russian Short Stories A very comprehensive anthology of the Russian short stories in the English language which gives a fair notion of the achievement in that field Contains over stories written by various Russian auth

A very comprehensive anthology of the Russian short stories in the English language, which gives a fair notion of the achievement in that field Contains over 20 stories written by various Russian authors, including, The Gentleman from San Francisco by 1933 Nobel Prize winner Bunin, and stories by Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Saltykov, Korolenko, GarshA very comprehensive anthology of the Russian short stories in the English language, which gives a fair notion of the achievement in that field Contains over 20 stories written by various Russian authors, including, The Gentleman from San Francisco by 1933 Nobel Prize winner Bunin, and stories by Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Saltykov, Korolenko, Garshin, Chekhov, Sologub, Potapenko, Semyonov, Gorky, Artzybashev, Kuprin, Andreyev, and others.

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  1. Thomas Seltzer Alexander Pushkin Fyodor Sologub Ignaty N. Potapenko Sergey Semyonov Maxim Gorky Leonid Andreyev Mikhail Petrovich Artsybashev says:
    Thomas Seltzer Alexander Pushkin Fyodor Sologub Ignaty N. Potapenko Sergey Semyonov Maxim Gorky Leonid Andreyev Mikhail Petrovich Artsybashev Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Best Russian Short Stories book, this is one of the most wanted Thomas Seltzer Alexander Pushkin Fyodor Sologub Ignaty N. Potapenko Sergey Semyonov Maxim Gorky Leonid Andreyev Mikhail Petrovich Artsybashev author readers around the world.

Comment 229 on “Best Russian Short Stories

  1. Victoria says:
    This collection offers a nice variety of writing styles, some of the stories are outstanding

  2. Nadia says:
    I thought this anthology was great I had never really read any works by any of the authors mentioned before and would have to credit this collection of short stories as my first introduction to Russian literature Below is the list of the short stories that are included in this anthology I put a next to my favorite ones.The Queen of Spades by Alexander Pushkin A poor man begs an old woman for her secret to winning games Shows how poor people can be possessed by greed if they have the opportunity [...]

  3. Pamela says:
    Deeply affecting and stupendously admirable Russian literature in short story form, penned by the masters Each and every selection within the anthology, be it long or short, somber or lighthearted, was well worth reading Holding first edition literary history in hand PRICELESS And to think I purchased this from the Friends of the Library Bookstore in Lemon Grove for pennies on the dollar Blessed am I One happy Bibliophile In our present state of culture hunger of the mind is quickly satisfied t [...]

  4. Lamski Kikita says:
    Indeed these are some of the very best short stories from Russian literature, which I have loved since I was a little girl Gogol with his wittiness, Chekhov with his brutal satires, and Gorky s beautiful descriptions it just does not get any better I will admit that loving the Russian novel is rather difficult, for it is a commitment that many are not willing to make you enter into a contract to learn of excruciating detail of each character some that are of great significance, and some that are [...]


  5. Nickolas says:
    This book has been the start for my latest infatuation of collections of short stories I ve wanted to read Tolstoy but, like most, have been completely intimidated by size of his novels, however Anna Karenina, and War and Peace have been on my to read list since I was in High School I thought this would be a good introduction to Russian literature and I was definitely right I find classic Russian writing deliciously grim and depressing at times and after reading the stories with the aid of the I [...]

  6. Trang Le says:
    I ve always been fascinated by short stories, and this anthology reinforces my love for this genre even I can t think of a short story in this collection that I don t like, except for Dostoevsky s, but I ve never been impressed by his dry writing style Normally best is a bit presumptuous, but I don t think the short stories here can get any better, from Gogol s wittiness, Chekhov s wicked satire, Gorky s supreme talent for narrative, Turgenev s humanity to other talented writers I don t know Ga [...]

  7. El says:
    Here are 20 of the best Russian short stories, from Pushkin to Bunin I was finally able to check off some of the stories I ve always meant to read but for one reason or another had never actually had a chance to spend time with, like Pushkin s The Queen of Spades or Gogol s The Cloak I knew the stories going into them, but having not read them previously I was excited by just how poetic they were Being the first two stories in the collection I knew I had found a great collection Some authors wer [...]

  8. Leslie says:
    A mixed collection I really enjoyed Gogol s The Cloak , Saltykov s How a Muzhik Fed Two Officials , and Korolenko s The Shades, a Phantasy but disliked Andreyev s Lazarus and Artzybashev s The Revolutionist The others fell in between This collection did give me a good sampling of classic Russian authors, including several I had never heard of before.

  9. Jack says:
    This free collection of classic Russian fiction included a wide variety of stories, from humorous to thoroughly depressing, with characters ranging from the destitute to the bourgeoisie I was not familiar with many of the authors but enjoyed most of the stories Recommended for anyone who wants a taste of Russian fiction.

  10. Colin Rush says:
    While the stories are very good, there must be something lost in translation, as they are often dry and rambling Also, this is not a happy book These stories range from sad irony to outright depressing Not that it is a bad thing, but don t read this expecting happy endings.

  11. Ernest says:
    I knew very little of Russian literature, and I was very satisfied with this collection of Russian short stories I now understand why so many authors have cited the realism of Russian writers.A few of the nineteen stories in the collection really stood out to me, specifically Gogol s The Cloak Overcoat , Chekhov s The Bet , Andreyev s Lazarus , and Artzybashev s The Revolutionist.Also, I recommend re reading the introduction in the beginning of the book after you have read the short stories The [...]

  12. Suzanne Auckerman says:
    Downloaded this book from Gutenberg Press that such a great site While I had read many of these stories before, they were so much meaningful after being there, seeing their museums, the monuments, churches and parks The Russian people endure They love their country, but their expectations for personal happiness are low They enjoy the good times and know they will have to endure the bad Several times I heard people say we know the low oil price will hurt the economy as well as the economic sanct [...]

  13. Santanu Dutta says:
    Its a superb compilation of good classic Russian literature short stories and short novels I already have put reviews on three that I read as small books The Overcoat, The Queen Of Spades, and Christmas Tree and a Wedding This collection bears stories even surpassing the styles and humanity as,we see in Queen if Spades and Christmas Tree I should define my best fav sequence as under.1 Hide and Seek by Sologub 5x2 The Darling by Chekhov 5x3 One Autumn Night by Gorky 5x4 Her lover by Gorky 4.5 x5 [...]

  14. manyi says:
    stories I ve enjoyed so far The Cloak by Nikolai Gogol The District Doctor by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev The Christmas Tree and the Wedding by Fyodor Dostoevsky the writing was rather dry, although I do think it just might be the little things lost in translationGod Sees the Truth, but Waits by Leo TolstoyThe Shades, a Phantasy by Vladimir G Korolenko story was kind of bland, but it raised some thought provoking questionsThe Bet by Anton Pavlovich ChekhovDethroned by I.N PotapenkoLazarus by Leonid [...]

  15. Abby says:
    Best is a bit presumptuous, I d say, but these are certainly all fantastic stories.I ve heard tell of the fundamental depression in the Russian author s psyche, but I don t find it so oppressive They just go straight to the heart of the matter and ask, Why At the close of the Russian imperial period, they had several good reasons to wonder what the hell the world had come to Favorites are hard to choose, but I found Lazarus the most fascinating, Queen of Spades the most amusing, Vanka most beaut [...]

  16. Kseniya Melnik says:
    I got my copy from a used bookstore in Homer, Alaska it s from 1925 the Modern Library The original copyright is by Boni Liveright, Inc from 1917 The introduction by Seltzer is great, and so is the selection of stories Leonid Andreyev s The Red Laugh is mind blowing And not least importantly the book has that great old book smell Love it.

  17. Mary Mcclain says:
    This was a really interesting collection of Russian short stories but read the preface first so you understand why they were selected to show how both literature and the Russian society progressed over this time period Understanding the context made a big difference to me Sort of a mini class on Russian lit.

  18. Saima says:
    A beautiful collection from the best Russian writers The stories I enjoyed the most were The Queen of Spades by Pushkin The Cloak by Gogol The Christmas Tree and the Wedding by Dostoyevsky The Signal by Garshin Hide and Seek by Sologub The Bet by Anton Chekhov Dethroned by Ignatii Potapenko Her Lover by Maxim Gorky

  19. Karen Chung says:
    If you are intrigued by Russian literature but don t know where to start, you need look no further This collection is true to its name and indeed includes many exquisite shorter works Excellent introduction to help orient you before you start Highly recommended.

  20. Jackie says:
    Interesting collection of stories The main themes appear to be death, illness, greed, simplicity, and naivety Russian storytelling is not exactly cheerful, and at times the reader s spirit feels as cold as a Siberian winter once she reaches the end of a story.

  21. JoAnn says:
    My favorites were The Queen of Spades by Pushkin The Cloak by Gogol The Christmas Tree and the Wedding by Dostoyevsky The Signal by Garshin Hide and Seek by Sologub The Bet by Anton Chekhov Dethroned by Ignatii Potapenko and Her Lover by Maxim Gorky.

  22. Dan says:
    This was a very interesting set of stories All set in a different culture and a different time, but humans are always humans The Cloak by Gogol was my favorite of the bunch.

  23. Nickdepenpan123 says:
    In short story collections, it s easy to forget the individual stories and their authors I doubt whether this review adds anything, I write my thoughts on each story, mostly for personal reference reminder BIG SPOILERS 3 5 Thomas Seltzer Introduction.Yes, I m reviewing the intro as well, now, that s indulging I got a bit turned off with how the author tries to compare classic Russian writers to western European ones Though admiring and giving credit to both groups, he tends to emphasize the uniq [...]

  24. Khaled says:
    A very nice collection of Russian Short Stories Some stories stick to your mind and change your perspective forever The most powerful stories in my opinion were The Cloak by Gogol, The Bet by Anton Chekhov, and Her Lover by Maxim Gorky.

  25. Yunita says:
    entah punya saya salah cetak atau memang typonya begini banyak pusing bacanya.

  26. Simon says:
    A nice insight into Russian short stories, some really excellent, some terrible unfortunately.Of course in most anthologies there are some stories you don t like, but there were too many in here and some of them not only boring but of terrible writing style even With my method of skipping stories if they aren t interesting after a couple pages this was manageable though Unfortunately i forced myself to read through the first one, which made me suffer quite a bit.The excellent stories by Chekhov, [...]

  27. Steve says:
    Further review to follow.but basically, started reading this after I finished Dead Souls From the reviews I d heard talk about The Nose and The Overcoat The Cloak, two of Gogol s better known short stories I picked up both on Project Gutenberg The later was part of this compilation When I finished the Cloak, which I enjoyed immensely, I decided to dive into the others I had been reading Tristram Shandy as my, er, bathroom book at the office I wasn t really feeling it, so figured I d give the sho [...]

  28. Sam says:
    A great collection of Russian short stories I highly enjoyed these stories, by a variety of authors No particular stories stand out, as the collection is very uniform in quality The theme seems to be the representation of scenes or longer stories about common people or people of lower social standing coupled with portrayals of the cruelty or indifference of the bureaucracy or the upper class or other figures of authority Stories range from darkly humorous ones with still deep emotions The Queen [...]

  29. Deta NF says:
    Sebelum baca buku ini, saya sudah membaca beberapa cerpen Chekhov yang terangkum dalam Ruang Inap No 6 dan karya masterpiece Tolstoy, Anna Karenina Itulah tahap perkenalan saya terhadap literatur Rusia Lalu, saya membeli buku ini yang menyajikan beberapa cerpen klasik dari penulis Rusia dengan sentuhan rasa dan perspektif yang beragam Dari keseluruhan, saya paling menyukai Mantel Kematian karya Nikolai Gogol Kisah mengenai Akaky Akakievich, seorang pegawai pemerintah tingkat rendahan yang hidup [...]

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