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Chtenia is the Russian word for “readings.” And it is the title of our quarterly literary journal — a publication that is chock full of quality fiction, non-fiction and photography in a convenient and portable paperback book format.
NewestProduct Reviews for Chtenia :: Readings From Russia
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My entre into classic and contemporary Russian literature
by Michael McLeod from NE Ohio, USA on Jan 11, 2010
I have noted with pleasure that every issue introduces me to books and authors which I might not have been otherwise exposed to. The editing and content are consistently superior, and it is just the right size for someone who travels, as I do. The quantity and variety of content is such that one's appetite is whetted for many a fine story. Some of the excerpts are from works which are not available in English; sadly, this can sometimes be a double-edged sword: fortunately, you've found the only place you're likely to find ANY of the work in English; unfortunately, this excerpt is all you get.
While not always a clear look into Russian society, per se, it always provides an insight to the Russian soul.
Brilliant way for anyone with an interest to self-educate and get exposure to lesser-known authors and works. I'm currently an undergrad Russian Studies major, and the readings I've done in Chtenia have given me plenty of fodder for papers and class discussions. A lot of truly great Russian authors never managed to cross over into the American literary consciousness like Dostoevsky and Tolstoy have; I'm genuinely thankful there's a publication like Chtenia working to correct that. Having the poetry in both Russian and English is also supremely, supremely helpful and edifying. Thank you so much!
Review of Winter 2009 Chtenia
by William Neal from Little Rock, AR on Jan 18, 2009
Chtenia is an excellent literary passageway into Russian culture. The poems and stories are both old and new, and in this issue there is even a futuristic tale of Moscow in 2028 governed by a new Ivan the Terrible. If you have seen the movies East Side Story or The Irony of Fate, you would enjoy reading Tamara Eidelman's article on New Year's Cinema. In short, if you look forward to each issue of Russian Life and you wish to have a greater immersion in Russian literary culture, you would appreciate Chtenia.
by Gary Dusek from Austin, TX USA on Jan 9, 2009
I have been a subscriber to Chtenia from the beginning and love it. The variety of literature from Pushkin to the present is great. Many of the stories remind me of the wonderful time I spent in Russia. When I come home and find my Chtenia in the mailbox it brightens my day. Please keep them coming!