Search Results: "Alexei Gessler"


BOOK REVIEW

RUSSIAN GYPSY TALES by Yefim Druts
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Dec. 20, 1992

"As a collection of gypsy folklore, this seems to be unique; for readers or storytellers, it's a treasure trove. (Folklore. 6+)"
In the well-regarded ``International Folk Tale Series,'' a grand collection of 36 tales, the fascinating result of the long interaction between the self-reliant gypsies and their reluctant Russian neighbors, as collected by two Moscow researchers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST RED AUGUST by Alexei Malashenko
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 10, 1993

"Aided by spy-novelist Olcott's deadpan translation, Malashenko generally succeeds in balancing melodrama with comedy, though there are times when this first novel reads an awful lot like Friday the Thirteenth for grown-ups."
A comic-opera primer on the anti-Gorbachev coup in August 1989. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SISTERS OF THE CROSS by Alexei Remizov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 19, 2017

"Dark and beguiling; Remizov is a writer worth knowing about, and this slender volume makes a good start."
An all but forgotten, little-translated Russian writer emerges from the shadows with this sometimes-bleak, sometimes-surreal tale. Read full book review >