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Aleksandr Ivanovich Kuprin (7 September 1870 in the town of Narovchat in the Penza Oblast - August 25, 1938 in Leningrad) was a Russian writer, pilot, explorer and adventurer who is perhaps best known for his masterpiece The Duel (1905). Other well known works include Moloch (1896), Olesya (1898), Junior Captain Rybnikov (1906), Emerald (1907), and The Garnet Bracelet (1911) (which was made into… (more)

 

Yama: The Pit

by Aleksandr Kuprin

A novel about prostitution in Moscow. From the introduction: It must not be thought, despite its locale, that Kuprin’s “Yama” is a picture of Russian prostitution solely; it is intrinsically universal....

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