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Crime & Punishment
July 01, 2015

Crime & Punishment

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

This summer, why not read one of the classics? As a teaser, we offer an excerpt from Dostoyevsky’s timeless classic, in a new translation by Oliver Ready.

February 01, 1999


By Yuri Olesha

Yuri Olesha might well have become Russia's 20th century Nikolai Gogol, but just as his literary talent was blooming, it was plowed under by the socialist Thermodor. We offer here two of his marvelous short stories, in original translations.

Very Short Stories
November 01, 1995

Very Short Stories

By Anatoli Gavrilov Five very short stories by Russian writer Anatoli Gavrilov: The Apprentice, Dacha, The Old Woman and the Idiot, Rose, The Hen, and The Album.

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