Moscow Tales

Paperback | October 18, 2013

EditorHelen Constantine

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Presenting stories which represent each layer of the city of Moscow, from the centre of power to the outer rings of desolate estates and tumbledown shacks, this fascinating collection offers a lively and varied portrait in fiction of Russia's mysterious capital city. The collection includesworks by Russian authors ranging from Anton Chekhov and Yuri Koval to Larisa Miller and Marina Boroditskaia, collating nineteeth- and twentieth-century tales, as well those written by contemporary authors. The stories are intriguingly varied - an account of life in the city's infamous high securityprison, a tale of a lady with a supernatural gift for repairing household devices, the story of another pitiful lost dog who nearly joins the Moscow Circus - and together they shed light on the changing nature of Moscow society across the centuries. The next instalment in a series of successful translated anthologies of stories set in and around a particular European City. Moscow Tales combines two genres, travel writing and literary fiction and provides an insight into the lives of those who live in Moscow or have written about it.

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Presenting stories which represent each layer of the city of Moscow, from the centre of power to the outer rings of desolate estates and tumbledown shacks, this fascinating collection offers a lively and varied portrait in fiction of Russia's mysterious capital city. The collection includesworks by Russian authors ranging from Anton Ch...

Helen Constantine taught languages in schools until 2000, when she became a full-time translator. She has published three volumes of translated stories, Paris Tales, French Tales, and Paris Metro Tales and is currently editing a series of 'City Tales' for Oxford University Press. She has translated Mademoiselle de Maupin by Theophile ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.68 inPublished:October 18, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199559899

ISBN - 13:9780199559893

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General IntroductionIntroductionIvan Bunin: MusaYurii Kazakov: A Couple in DecemberAnton Chekhov: KashtankaYurii Koval: Red GatesTat'yana Shchepkina-Kupernik: TransitionNikolai Karamzin: Poor LizaEvgenii Grishkovets: ScarAnton Chekhov: Lady with a Little DogIgor Sutyagin: MoscowVladimir Gilyarovskii: From Lefortovo to KhamovnikiMarina Tsvetaeva: My PushkinMarina Boroditskaia: Very Proper NounsIvan Shmelyov: Clean MondayLarisa Miller: Tsar or PrinceMaria Galina: Underground Sea