SHORT STORIES OF RUSSIA TODAY by Yvonne-Ed. Kapp

SHORT STORIES OF RUSSIA TODAY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Eighteen stories by Soviet authors written over the past twenty years present a great variety of settings and subjects. These stories display a cheerful picture of life in modern Russia from Samarkand to Moscow with a cast of characters including soldiers, athletes, doctors, students, collective farmers, artists and sophisticates. The literary merits of the stories are as varied as the subjects -- at the best Turgenev, at the worst sturdy sentimentality akin to official Russian painting glorifying country, home and family. But literary merits aside, this collection is interesting reading by virtue of the broad picture it gives of life in the USSR.

Pub Date: Aug. 12th, 1958
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin