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Soviet Short Stories (1960) [Anthology]
by Sergei Antonov Isaac Babel Oleg Bedarev Olga Dyakova Valentin Kataev Mikhail Koltsov Leonid Leonov Israel Metter Yuri Nagibin Yuri Olesha Boris Pasternak Konstantin Paustovsky Alexander Pismennyi Panteleimon Romanov Vladimir Tendriakov Alexander Yashin Yevgeny Zamyatin Mikhail Zoshchenko Rating: Weighted - 6.2 / Average - 5.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

The eighteen writers represented in this collection include Boris Pasternak, Isaak Babel, Yevgeny Zamyatin, as well as many whose work is not widely known outside the Soviet Union. Their stories, written for Russian readers and not as propaganda, hold a special interest for the Western reader for the revealing glimpses they give into life in Communist Russia. Here are portraits of collective farms and bureaucratic offices, of Red soldiers and minor officials, and of ordinary citizens. Here also are people at work and at play, in sorrow and in love, in war and in peace. The stories—some of them moving, some of them humorous—constitute an important segment, not hitherto easily available in English, of the creative writing of the twentieth century.

Edited by Avrahm Yarmolinsky


  • The Cave by Yevgeny Zamyatin
  • A Letter by Isaak Babel
  • The Hand in the Window by Leonid Leonov
  • Aerial Tracks by Boris Pasternak
  • The Vision by Panteleimon Romanov
  • The Cap by Mikhail Zoshchenko
  • Doubting Thomas by Mikhail Zoshchenko
  • Love by Yury Olesha
  • The Baby by Valentin Katayev
  • Ivan Vadimovich, a Man in the Swim by Mikhail Koltzov
  • Man and Wife by Alexander Pismennyi
  • The Telegram by Konstantin Paustovsky
  • The New Office Worker by Sergey Antonov
  • Dinner Guests by Olga Dyakova
  • Levers by Alexander Yashin
  • The Newlywed by Yury Nagibin
  • The Road by Vladimir Tendryakov
  • Grazing the Horses at Night by Oleg Bedarev
  • Major Dry-as-Dust by Israel Metter

Original title: Soviet Short Stories
Original languages: Russian


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

The following works are contained within this one:
     Cave, the (1922) [Short Story]
      Author: Yevgeny Zamyatin

Edition #1: Soviet Short Stories

Soviet Short Stories (1960)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Avrahm Yarmolinsky
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