Books by Nina Berberova

THE ACCOMPANIST by Nina Berberova
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2003

"A slight yet moving work that throbs with very real pathos."
A deft, brisk 1936 novella by the Russian expatriate (The Tattered Cloak, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >
THE BILLANCOURT TALES by Nina Berberova
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 27, 2001

"Delicately fashioned cameos that deserve a place among the minor classics of expatriate fiction."
A winning collection of 13 previously untranslated stories about exiles living in Paris in the wake of the 1917 Russian Revolution, written for an émigré newspaper in the years 1928-40 by the late (1901-93) author of The Tattered Cloak (1991) and the moving autobiography The Italics Are Mine (not reviewed). Read full book review >
THE TATTERED CLOAK by Nina Berberova
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2001

"Still, we found these stories 'too cerebral' and 'too carefully crafted to move.'"
A collection of six novellas, first published in English two years before Berberova's death in 1993. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF HAPPINESS by Nina Berberova
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 1999

A novel set in Paris in the 1920s, from the late Russian author (1901—93) whose plaintive novellas were collected in The Tattered Cloak (1991) and The Ladies of St. Read full book review >
THE LADIES FROM ST. PETERSBURG by Nina Berberova
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 1998

"Here's hoping she's at work on more of Berberova's fiction."
An elegant voice from the past speaks lucidly in three fine long stories, all written decades ago by the late expatriate Russian author (1901—93) of The Accompanist (1988), The Tattered Cloak (1991), and many other works of fiction (most as yet untranslated into English). Read full book review >
ALEKSANDR BLOK by Nina Berberova
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Aleksandr Blok: A Life is Berberova's profoundly moving posthumous homage to a poet, a city, and an era she knew intimately."
Berberova's elegant and uncommon biography of the Russian poet Blok defies easy categorization and is a literary event in its own right. Read full book review >
THE TATTERED CLOAK by Nina Berberova
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1991

"Unrelieved bleakness—economically told and skillfully executed, but too cerebral, too carefully crafted to move."
Quintessentially Russian in mood and theme, the collected novellas of 89-year-old Russian ÇmigrÇ and former Princeton professor Berberova now make their American debut. Read full book review >