Tax time is upon us, and with it the scramble to fill out forms, fill in the blanks and, if need be, make up convincing stories about what did or did not happen.
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Taxation and the people involved on either side of the enterprise haven’t figured widely in literature, save of the do-it-yourself variety. We have the biblical stories of the publican Saul and the tax collector Matthew, of course, and the mighty satire of Nikolai Gogol’s tale The Overcoat.
Another Russian-language writer, Chingiz Aitmatov, worked as a tax collector ...
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