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This book contains the short stories of Alexander Pushkin. Pushkin ranks as one of the greatest arthors in Russian literary history and these stories confirm this judgement The translation is excellant and I cannot beleive that any reader who enjoys great literature will not love this book.
I have recently read "Dr. Zhivago" by Pasternak and "War and Peace" by Tolstoy. I personally believe Pushkin is the best writer of the three. He has an amazing "gift" or talent for taking the most mundane things and making them interesting. One can readily see his life experiences influence in his writings. He has the ability to write surprise endings in short stories and predictable endings too....so one never knows how the story will end until the end. Of course all of my readings of Russian literature were through interpreters so I am certain I missed some of the original author's intent in all three books. Now I am on to Dostoevsky.