Twentieth-Century Russian Novels
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It contains a list of novels which I am copying here, thus:
1. Gulag Archipelago, Solzhenitsyn, 1973
2. Dr. Zhivago, Pasternak, 1957
3. Petersburg, Bely, 1913
4. Master & Margarita, Bulgakov, 1935
5. Nervous People and Other Satires, Zoschenko, 1950
6. We, Zamyatin, 1925
7. A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Solzhenitsyn, 1962
8. Life and Fate, Grossman, 1960
10. Invitation to a Beheading, Nabokov, 1936
11. Life of Insects, Pelevin, 1993
12. Funeral Party, Ulitskaya, 1997
13. Mother, Gorky, 1907
14. Foundation Pit, Platonov, 1932
15. Life & Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin, Voinovich, 1975
16. Red Cavalry, Babel, 1944
17. The Village, Bunin, 1910
18. Heart of a Dog, Bulgakov, 1925
19. Petty Demon, Sologub, 1902
20. Cancer Ward, Solzhenitsyn, 1968
21. Pushkin House, Bitov, 1978
22. School for Fools, Sokolov, 1988
23. Yama, The Pit, Kuprin, 1915
24. Russian Beauty, Erofeyev, 1979
25. Cities and Years, Fedin, 1924
26. The Slynx, Tolstaya, 1998
27. The Time: Night, Petrushevskaya, 1992
28. Envy, Olesha, 1927
29. Generations of Winter, Aksyonov, 1992
30. Compromise, Dovlatov, 1990
31. Two Captains, Kaverin, 1950
32. Fifth Seal, Aldanov, 1943
33. Faculty of Useless Knowledge, Dombrovsky, 1978
34. Yawning Heights, Zinoviev, 1976
35. Sofia Petrovna, Chukovskaya, 1944
Hat tip to shawnd who put together this list and many other learned and entertaining comments on the aforementioned thread.
Have you read the sequel: Pretender to the Throne: The Further Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin? I plan to read it in the coming weeks.
I really enjoyed the first one and have just re-read it for the Reading Globaly Group theme mentioned by anthonywillard in #1.
The thought of a third Ivan Chonkin is interesting. I will try to track it down too, and will let you know if I have any success.
>rocketjk ~ I've had that book on my amazon wishlist for awhile but always end up buying something else when the time comes. Now that I have a recommendation, I'll have to be sure to actually order it next time.
And, here's a pop-culture tidbit: Vasili Zaitsev, the Soviet sniper mentioned in Grossman's Life & Fate, is featured in the movie Enemy at the Gates (played by Jude Law). :o)
I can also recommend Grossman's other work, especially Everything Flows and the essay "The Hell of Treblinka" in The Road, and I've recently been reading Platonov Soul and Other Stories and am looking forward to reading The Foundation Pit soon. Victor Serge is also excellent, especially The Case of Comrade Tulayev, but also Conquered City and Unforgiving Years.
Gazdanov was discovered, rather than resdiscovered, in Russia in the 90s because, as an emigre, his work really hadn't been available before then.
Gazdanov is starting to get translated into English now. Although some of his work is available in what are probably dated translations - they are old. I haven't read any so can't vouch for them.
Night Roads, translated by Justin Doherty, was published by Northwestern University Press in 2009.
And I suspect there will be more of Gazdanov's work forthcoming in new English translations.
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