By Frank Miller, Valentina Brougher, Mark Lipovetsky
The most important, such a lot finished anthology of its type, this quantity brings jointly major, consultant tales from each decade of the 20th century. It comprises the prose of formally famous writers and dissidents, either famous and ignored or forgotten, plus new authors from the tip of the century. the choices mirror a number of the literary developments and techniques to depicting truth during this period: conventional realism, modernism, socialist realism, and post-modernism. Taken as an entire, the tales trap each significant element of Russian existence, heritage and tradition within the 20th century. the wealthy array of issues and types could be of great curiosity to scholars and readers who are looking to know about Russia throughout the enticing style of the fast tale.
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It was as though Lavrenty Petrovich were going somewhere very far away, and everything around him had a temporary quality, ill-suited for a long stay. The white walls without a single stain and the high ceilings had an air of cold alienation; the ﬂoors were always too polished and too clean; the air was too neutral. Even in the cleanest houses the air always had a distinctive smell of something that belonged only to that house and to those people. But here the air had an impersonal quality and did not have a smell.
Even in the cleanest houses the air always had a distinctive smell of something that belonged only to that house and to those people. But here the air had an impersonal quality and did not have a smell. Doctors and students were always attentive and courteous; they would joke, pat him on the shoulder and comfort him, but when they stepped away from Lavrenty Petrovich, it would occur to him that the people at his side were all only employees and conductors along a mysterious road. 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.
Vladimir’s time. What touched him in this story remained unknown, since he spoke very quietly and unintelligibly, rounding oﬀ his words and swallowing his endings, but he was apparently delighted with the story himself, waving his right arm and rolling his right eye—the left side of his body was paralyzed. ”—after which he would leave hastily, laughing uneasily and artlessly shielding his face with his hand. But more often than not, he was sad and complained that they did not give him the warm baths that were bound to cure him.
50 Writers. An Anthology of 20th Century Russian Short Stories by Frank Miller, Valentina Brougher, Mark Lipovetsky