By Frank Miller, Valentina Brougher, Mark Lipovetsky
The biggest, such a lot finished anthology of its variety, this quantity brings jointly major, consultant tales from each decade of the 20th century. It contains the prose of formally famous writers and dissidents, either famous and overlooked or forgotten, plus new authors from the tip of the century. the decisions replicate a number of the literary tendencies and ways to depicting truth during this period: conventional realism, modernism, socialist realism, and post-modernism. Taken as a complete, the tales catch each significant element of Russian existence, historical past and tradition within the 20th century. the wealthy array of subject matters and kinds should be of large curiosity to scholars and readers who are looking to know about Russia in the course of the attractive style of the fast tale.
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Moreover, he would laugh constantly and gaily in a drawn-out, inaudible way, press his hands to his sunken stomach, slap his knees, and sometimes even clap his hands. And he would thank everyone; sometimes it was hard to tell what for. And so, after tea, he would thank the sullen Lavrenty Petrovich for his company. “So we’ve had a good time drinking our tea—just heavenly! ” he would say, although Lavrenty Petrovich drank tea by himself and would not have kept anyone company. He was very proud of his deacon’s position, which he had received only three years earlier, having been a psalm-reader before.
They had already transported thousands of people and continued to transport them every day, and their conversations and inquiries were merely questions about the ticket. And the more they dealt with his body, the deeper and more terrifying the loneliness in his heart became. ” Lavrenty Petrovich asked the nurse. He spoke succinctly, without looking at the person he was addressing. “On Sundays and Thursdays. But if you ask the doctor, then on other days as well,” the nurse answered readily. ” The nurse was surprised, but answered that it could, and this response apparently made the sullen patient happy.
The deacon was from the Tambov Oblast3 and had been admitted to the clinic only the day before Lavrenty Petrovich, but he was already well acquainted with the residents of all ﬁve wards located upstairs. — 46 — ONCE UPON A TIME He was short and so thin that, when they undressed him, all his ribs showed and his stomach was all drawn in, and his whole small, weak body—white and clean—resembled that of an underdeveloped tenyear old boy. His hair was thick, long, and grayish white, but yellow and curly at the ends.
50 Writers. An Anthology of 20th Century Russian Short Stories by Frank Miller, Valentina Brougher, Mark Lipovetsky