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Title Moscow tales / stories translated by Sasha Dugdale ; edited by Helen Constantine.

Publication Info. Oxford, United Kingdom Oxford University Press, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction, Short Stories    S MOS    Available
Edition First edition.
Description vii, 398 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
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unmediated n rdamedia
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- Musa / Ivan Bunin -- A couple in December / Yury Kazakov -- Kashtanka / Anton Chekhov -- The red gates / Yury Koval -- Transition / Tatyana Shchepkina-Kupernik -- Poor Liza / Nikolai Karamzin -- Scar / Evgeny Grishkovets -- Lady with a dog / Anton Chekhov -- Moscow / Igor Sutyagin -- From Lefortovo to Khamovniki / Vladimir Gilyarovsky -- My Pushkin / Marina Tsvetaeva -- Very proper nouns / Marina Boroditskaya -- Clean Monday / Ivan Shmelyov -- Tsar or prince / Larisa Miller -- Undergraound sea / Maria Galina -- Notes on the stories -- Further reading.
Summary Presenting stories which represent each layer of the city of Moscow, from the centre of power to the outer rings of desolate estates and tumbledown shacks, this fascinating collection offers a lively and varied portrait in fiction of Russia's mysterious capital city. The collection includes works by Russian authors ranging from Anton Chekhov and Yuri Koval to Larisa Miller and Marina Boroditskaia, collating nineteeth- and twentieth-century tales, as well those written by contemporary authors. The stories are intriguingly varied - an account of life in the city's infamous high security prison, a tale of a lady with a supernatural gift for repairing household devices, the story of another pitiful lost dog who nearly joins the Moscow Circus - and together they shed light on the changing nature of Moscow society across the centuries. The next instalment in a series of successful translated anthologies of stories set in and around a particular European City. Moscow Tales combines two genres, travel writing and literary fiction and provides an insight into the lives of those who live in Moscow or have written about it.
Subject Short stories, Russian -- Translations into English.
Moscow (Russia) -- Fiction.
Moscow (Russia) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Added Author Dugdale, Sasha, translator.
Constantine, Helen, editor.
Bunin, Ivan Alekseevich, 1870-1953, author.
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904, author.
Kazakov, I︠U︡riĭ, 1927-1982, author.
Kovalʹ, I︠U︡riĭ, author.
Shchepkina-Kupernik, T. L., author.
Karamzin, Nikolaĭ Mikhaĭlovich, 1766-1826, author.
Grishkovet︠s︡, Evgeniĭ, author.
Suti︠a︡gin, Igorʹ, 1965- author.
T︠S︡vetaeva, Marina, 1892-1941. author.
Gili︠a︡rovskiĭ, V. A., author.
Borodit︠s︡kai︠a︡, Marina author.
Shmelev, I. S. (Ivan Sergeevich), 1873-1950, author.
Miller, Larisa, 1940- author.
Galina, Marii︠a︡, author.
ISBN 9780199559893 (paperback)
0199559899 (paperback)

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