Have you had any sucess finding Russian authors in used book stores?
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due to my english mother and portuguese father I've been partly brought up in London and apart from the internet that's where I've bought most of the books I own. Most of them were bargains. Russian authors were not a particular interest of mine up until college apart from Tolstoi, Dostoievski, Pushkin, Gorki and Sholokhov. All these were easily found both in London and back in Portugal (well in Lisbon). When I started to branch out just a little - Lermontov, Ivan Turgenev, Chekhov, Anna Akhmatova, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Mikhail Bulgakov, Marina Tsvetaeva and others - I still found them widely available and reasonably priced in London.
It's only since I have been trying to find out more about post-soviet russian writers that I've had to increasingly turn to the internet. I quite like Nina Gorlanova but have only read two novels (Love in Rubber Gloves and Roman vospitaniya). I also like some of Vassily Aksyonov's novels such as In Search of Melancholy Babyand Volteryantsy i volteryanki.
Sorry for the long pointless post full of classic names (found no obscure forgotten masterpiece by any - but have much to read yet, so much) and I am certain I typed many things wrong above. My Russian is not very good in this alphabet (marginally better in cyrillic).
4sanctityshalo Primeira Mensagem
As well, do not forget that MANY Russian works, famous Russian works, are out of copyright. Check http://www.gutenberg.org for your favourite before shelling out money.
8freakshow87 Primeira Mensagem
I was lucky enough to find The Master and Margarita a couple of days ago and I found a copy of We by Zamyatin a couple of weeks ago. It takes a long time to find any though :)
I have found M. Agayev's Novel with Cocaine, novels of the Yuris Mamleyev and Olesha, Leonid Andreyev's The Seven That Were Hanged, Boris Pilnyak's Mahogany and Other Stories, the novels of Andrei Bely and Victor Pelevin and others better known.
I wonder why there is such a good selection there, is there a large Russian community there?
Hey I just thought of something, I should check to see if we have a Russian community centre here and if so find out if they have used books sales.
When I was in Vancouver, BC on vacation with my parents like 15 years ago & was still studying Russian, I stumbled upon a huge cache of ancient-looking Russian books in Russian - haven't been able to catalog them, sadly. Got a cool bio on Stalin, "The Captain's Daughter" by Aleksander Pushkin (sorry, no matter how I spell it, the touchstone doesn't work), a volume from what appears to be a complete works of Anton Chekhov (sorry, none of these names seem to work), some book on Trostsky that I can't quite decipher with my crap Russian, and a whole messload of other things. It was one of the weirder souvenirs I picked up on a trip. I don't know if there is a large Russian community there, but it was sure neat to find all that stuff!
Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky $1.00
The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy $.50
One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn $.50
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov $.50 which is on this copy is the original price.
At local thrift stores, library used book sections, & veterans thrift stores.
Used book stores if they have them they usually charge an arm and leg for them.
Plus about 50+ of the list of "1001 books to read before you die" plus numerous other great finds. A weekly obsession of mine. More then 2/3rds of the books I own I have acquired at these fine establisments. It makes for a fun search.
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