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White Walls: Collected Stories (2007) [Collection]
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Stemming from a Russian tradition of heartbreak and humor, mixing harsh realism and disconcerting fantasy with lyrical abandon, Tolstaya is the natural successor to the Bulgakov of The Master and Margarita and the Nabokov of Pnin. In these pages we meet Denisov, who dreams of composing a treatise that will prove the metaphysical impossibility of Australia; Natasha, who searches not only Leningrad but her memory for a great love she knows she once had. Tolstaya’s gift for characterization is unequaled, and again and again she shows how the extraordinary will suddenly erupt in the midst of ordinary life.

This original collects the contents of Tolstaya’s two previously published collections of short fiction, On the Golden Porch and Sleepwalker in a Fog, together with new stories that appear here in English for the first time. It is a necessary introduction to the work of a thrilling and enduring proponent of the short story.


  • Loves Me, Loves Me Not
  • Okkervil River
  • Sweet shura
  • On the Golden Porch
  • Hunting the Woly Mammoth
  • The Circle
  • A Clean Sheet
  • Fire and Dust
  • Date with a Bird
  • Sweet Dreams, Son
  • Sonya
  • The Fakir
  • Peters
  • Sleepwalker in a Fog
  • Serafim
  • The Moon Came Out
  • Night
  • Heavenly Flame
  • Most Beloved
  • The Poet and the Muse
  • Limpopo
  • White Walls
  • Yorick

Original title: White Walls: Collected Stories
Original languages: Russian


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

The following works are contained within this one:
     Fire and Dust (1986) [Short Story]
      Author: Tatyana Tolstaya

Edition #1: White Walls: Collected Stories

White Walls: Collected Stories (2007)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Antonina W. Bouis Jamey Gambrell
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White Walls: Collected Stories (2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590171974
Pages: 416

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