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The Prank: The Best of Young Chekhov

by Anton Chekhov, Nikolay Chekhov & Maria Bloshteyn

An NYRB Classics Original

The Prank is Chekhov’s own selection of the best of his early work, the first book he put together and the first book he hoped to publish. Assembled in 1882, with illustrations by...

Peasants and Other Stories

by Anton Chekhov, Constance Garnett & Edmund Wilson

The ever maturing art and ever more ambitious imaginative reach of Anton Chekhov, one of the world's greatest masters of the short story, led him in his last years to an increasingly profound exploration of...

Calligraphy Lesson: The Collected Stories

by Mikhail Shishkin, Marian Schwartz & Leo Shtutin

The first short story collection by the greatest contemporary Russian writer, Mikhail Shishkin, spanning his entire writing career, 1993-2013.

There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back In: Three Novellas About Family

by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya & Anna Summers

The masterly novellas that established Ludmilla Petrushevskaya as one of the greatest living Russian writers—including a new translation of the modern classic The Time Is Night 

“Love them,­ they’ll torture...

The Captain's Daughter: And Other Stories

by Alexander Pushkin, Robert Chandler & Elizabeth Chandler

An NYRB Classics Original

Alexander Pushkin’s short novel is set during the reign of Catherine the Great, when the Cossacks rose up in rebellion against the Russian empress. Presented as the memoir of Pyotr...

The Enchanted Wanderer: and Other Stories

by Nikolai Leskov, Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky

Written over the course of Leskov’s career, each story in The Enchanted Wanderer elucidates the very essence of the human condition; themes of love, despair, loneliness, and revenge are explored against the...

Apricot Jam: And Other Stories

by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

After years of living in exile, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia in 1994 and published a series of eight powerfully paired stories. These groundbreaking stories— interconnected and juxtaposed using...

Apocryphal Tales

by Karel Capek & Norma Comrada

The stories in this collection tackle great events and figures of history, myth, and literature in unexpected ways, questioning views on such basic concepts as justice, progress, wisdom, belief, and patriotism....