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By Mikhail Osorgin - By Svetlana Payne (trans.) -
Mikhail Osorgin (1878-1942) was a Russian writer who settled in Paris after the Revolution. His best-known work, published in Russian as Sivtsev Vrazhek (...Read Review
By Charles S. Kraszewski (trans.) - By Wladyslaw Reymont -
Wladyslaw Reymont (1867-1925) was a Polish writer who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1924, shortly before his death. His novel The ...Read Review
By Erma Odrach (trans.) - By Theodore Odrach -
Theodore Odrach (1912-1964) was born in Belarus but at age nine was arrested for a petty crime and sent to a reform school ...Read Review
By Borys Antonenko-Davydovych - By Yuri Tkacz (trans.) -
Borys Antonenko-Davydovych (1899-1984) was a post-revolutionary writer determined to revive Ukrainian literature and fight against Soviet Russia’s suppression of Ukrainian culture. He ...Read Review
By Charles S. Kraszewski (trans.) - By Jirí Kratochvil -
The Vow is a complex and multi-layered novel about architect Kamil Modráček, who confronts the harsh reality of Gottwald’s Stalinist regime ...Read Review
By Alla Perminova (trans.) - By Michael M. Naydan (trans.) - By Yuri Vynnychuk -
If you think all East European novels are long, slow, and heavy, you have not encountered any of Yuri Vynnychuk’s historical crime ...Read Review
By Nazareth Seferian (trans.) - By Susanna Harutyunyan -
Susanna Harutyunyan (b. 1963) is one of Armenia’s most acclaimed writers. This novel is a complex, multi-layered work that chronicles some of the ...Read Review
By Joy Lanzendorfer - By Narek Malian -
Published 2020Published 2021
Point Zero tells three separate stories concurrently. Although they are intercut with each other, they deal with different people at different times and ...Read Review
By Anatoly Kudryavitsky - By Carol Ermakova (trans.) -
Konstantin Alpheyev, a musicologist, finds himself in trouble with the KGB after the death of his girlfriend, in which it appears one of ...Read Review
By Ak Welsapar -
This recent translation into English of some of Ak Welsapar’s short stories is a rare and welcome opportunity to read a work ...Read Review
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