New Voices: A Collection of Soviet Short Stories

By Oleg Shestinsky, Lyubov Yunina, Nadezhda Petrunina, Gennadi Nenashev, Tenghiz Adygov, Nikolai Luginov, Lev Salnikov, Atageldy Ka

Compiled by way of Yuri Lopusov; foreword via Oleg Shestinsky

Another anthology that includes a couple of authors which are in all probability absolute to be new. There are, after all, a pair that folks could be acquainted with. yet, i used to be mostly unusual with these accrued during this anthology....

There are numerous different anthologies of Soviet literature at the tracker; simply discover the "soviet literature" and/or "soviet poetry" tags....

Oleg Shestinsky. The direction to Maturity
Translated via Holly S m i t h .................................................. 5

Nikolai Gladyshev. chilly AUTUMN
Translated via Katherine Judelson ........................................ 7

Denis Bulyakov. THE WHITE HUTS OF MY VILLAGE
Translated by way of Katherine Judelson ........................................ 35

Victor Suglobov. REGARDLESS OF CIRCUMSTANCES
Translated via Katherine Judelson ........................................ 55

Anna Kozlovskaya. MOTHER-IN-LAW
Translated via Katherine Judelson ........................................ I l l

Valeri Khairyuzov. THE GUARDIAN
Translated by means of Nina Belenkaya .......................................... 154

Pyotr Krasnov. SHIRKERS
Translated via man prepare dinner ....................................................... 239

Nikolai Luginov. A IGYLLA
Translated by way of Katherine Judelson ........................................ 293

Atageldy Karayev. MISCHIEF-MAKER
Translated by way of Sergei S o sin sky ............................................. 317

Lev Salnikov. THE RING
Translated by way of man cook dinner ....................................................... 375

Tenghiz Adygov. sizzling JULY SUN
Translated by way of Katherine Judelson ........................................ 431

Gennadi Nenashev. DOWN THE CHUISKY HIGHWAY
Translated by way of Katherine Judelson .................... ................... 449

Nadezhda Petrunina. THE DISPLACED HEART
Translated by way of Katherine Judelson ........................................ 471

Lyubov Yunina. adorning THE HOUSE
Translated by way of Katherine Judelson ........................................ 497

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