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May 5, 2009
Must See Films, Must Read Fiction
By Paul E. Richardson

In our 100th issue, we have a long feature, "100 Things Everyone Should Know About Russia," with loads of factoids, notes, lists and essays. We figured our list of the "must read" fiction and "must see" movies would be a bit contentious (and certainly foreshortened). So we are posting the lists here for reader comment and supplementation...

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Tags: film, fiction, literature, books, movies, arts
March 20, 2009
Happy Birthday Nikosha Gogol!
By Paul E. Richardson

Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol is one of Russia's greatest and yet least appreciated writers. Fyodor Dostoyevsky, author of Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov and other classics, said that "we all came out of Gogol's Overcoat." What he meant is that Gogol was completely unlike any Russian writer who preceded him, and that all Russian literature that followed was indebted to him.

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Tags: gogol, literature, nabokov, dostoyevsky
March 1, 2009
Gogol Links
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January 1, 2009
Chtenia 5: Literal Poem Translations

Literal translations of poems from issue 5 of Chtenia.

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Tags: poetry, kudasheva, translation, winter
November 14, 2008
Chekhov Complete On-line Texts
By Chekhov

Complete texts, in English, of several Chekhov short stories.

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Tags: russia, chekhov, literature, texts