Synopses & Reviews
The ten writers included here are all literary stars whose works have evoked both praise and controversy, often provoking charges of excessive naturalism and pessimism. These stories illuminate new worlds as previously forbidden themes are explored in works of genuine merit. Included are biographical sketches and an introduction that places the authors--most of whom are making their debut in English--within the context of Russian literature during the Gorbachev era.
Praise for Glasnost
"This collection provides a tantalizing glimpse of what the Soviet public wants to read now." --Publishers Weekly
"The best Russian prose of today, better than yesterday's, and possibly tomorrow's." --Joseph Brodsky
"The ten authors of this collection, with their experience, style, philosophy and powers of observation, belong to those who are bringing a second wind to the literature of these tumultuous times." --Vassily Aksyonov
This remarkable collection brings together the best writers of the Russian literary renaissance, providing the English-speaking reader with the largest, most representative anthology of works published during the 1980s in the Soviet Union.
About the Author
Helena Goscilo is Professor and Chair of the Department of Slavic & East European Languages & Cultures at Ohio State University. She writes primarily on culture and gender in Russia. Her most recent publications include Reflections and Refractions: The Mirror in Russian Culture and Putin as Celebrity and Cultural Icon.Byron Lindsey is Professor Emeritus of Russian at the University of New Mexico. He is a winner of the Eugene C. Kayden National Translation Award (1997) and the William Arrowsmith Translation Award (AGNI Quarterly, 2000) and lives in Moscow.