Books by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Think Chekhov writing from a female perspective, burnished by the ennui of a soulless collectivist state, contemplating the influence of culture and politics on love and relationships."
Petrushevskaya's (There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby, 2009) short stories transform the mundane into the near surreal, pausing only to wink at the absurdity of it all. Read full book review >
IMMORTAL LOVE by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
Released: April 1, 1996

An impressive collection of stories—some 20 years' worth— from the Russian author of the highly acclaimed novel The Time: Night (1992): a virtuoso whose work displays both Chekhovian delicacy and Tolstoyan moral force and resonance. No writer, though, is more relentlessly contemporary. Read full book review >

THE TIME: NIGHT by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
Released: Sept. 13, 1994

Short-listed in 1992 for the newly established Russian Booker Prize, Petrushevskaya's short novel (her first to be translated into English) is especially meaningful if its literary echoes are pre-established for the non-Russian reader. The narrator is an aging poet named Anna, pointed namesake of Anna Akhmatova, who shares her great predecessor's fate of having had a son in jail. Read full book review >