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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 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...

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....

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...

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...

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.