Books by Robert Chandler

MEMORIES by Teffi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2016

"Fluently translated by several hands and introduced by Teffi's biographer, Edythe Haber, these are priceless anecdotes and beautiful portraits of friends and acquaintances lost forever."
Poignant reflections of a beloved Russian humorist as she fled her homeland on the eve of Bolshevik victory. Read full book review >
SUBTLY WORDED by Teffi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Like the book's excellent introduction, which teases a reader to want to know more about this woman's life, these wide-ranging, brief works whet an appetite for more of her fiction."
These short stories of Russian peasants, artists and lovers show few signs of their age and much that is timeless. Read full book review >
AN ARMENIAN SKETCHBOOK by Vasily Grossman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Deft, poignant characterizations by an author who deserves a wider readership."
A new translation of Russian novelist Grossman's delightful journal of his stay among the Armenians. Read full book review >
SOUL by Andrey Platonov
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 15, 2003

"A parable worthy of comparison with the work of Kazantzakis, Camus, and Par Lagerkvist. Platonov's translators have performed an invaluable service."
This is a lost treasure found: an allegorical masterpiece, written in 1935 (though unpublished in full until 1999), by one of the greatest modern Russian writers. Read full book review >