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Tag: The Bookshelf

The Bookshelf: Istanbul

The biggest impression of those first days was the sight of the open sea. For a day and two nights, .....

The Bookshelf: The Aroma of Odessa

Babel is one of the great masters of the short story, and for the translator a great and challenging master .....

The Bookkshelf: The Cossak

The story “Cossack” was written by Chekhov in the first days of his stay in Taganrog on April 7, 1887. .....

The Bookshelf: Odessa

Babel’s prose does not merely draw on past themes and forms, but is the forging of a new manner of .....

The Bookshelf: The Doctor

This story is very vital and relevant. Nothing in life can be worse than burying your children. Here, too, Anton .....

The Bookshelf: Lightning

Konstantin Paustovsky was born in Moscow, he spent his childhood and youth in Kyev, was living in Odessa and working .....

The Bookshelf: Elya Isaakovich and Margarita Prokofievna

Consonant with Babel’s background and milieu, his early stories explored the gritty middle-class world of a modern Russian city whose .....

The Bookshelf: Mari d’elle

Odessa is reflected both in Anton Chekhov’s letters and in the memories of people who later became his friends. This .....