The Greatest Books Since 1970 Written by Russian Authors

  1. 1 . The Clay Machine-gun by Viktor Pelevin

    An intellectually dazzling and hilarious fantasy about identity and Russian history, and a spectacular elaboration of Buddhist philosphy, The Clay Machine-Gun confirms Victor Pelevin as 'one of the...

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  2. 2 . Summer in Baden-Baden by Leonid Tsypkin

    Summer in Baden-Baden (Лето в Бадене) is a book by a Soviet Jewish writer Leonid Tsypkin. It was written in the period from 1977 to 1981, but published in English in 2001 nearly 20 years after his...

  3. 3 . The Life of Insects by Victor Pelevin

    Set in a crumbling Soviet Black Sea resort, The Life of Insects with its motley cast of characters who exist simultaneously as human beings (racketeers, mystics, drug addicts and prostitutes) and a...

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  4. 4 . August 1914 by Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn

    Expanded by Solzhenitsyn to almost twice the length of the original edition, this novel reconstructs the assassination of tsarist Prime Minister Pyotr Stolupin and the outbreak of the First World War.

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  5. 5 . The Burn: A Novel in Three Books : (late Sixties--early Seventies) by Vassily Aksyonov

    Recounts the experiences of Aristarkh Apollinarievich Kunitser, a young scientist living in Moscow during the sixties, who faces the prospect of exile

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  6. 6 . The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov by Vladimir Nabokov

    From the writer who shocked and delighted the world with his novels Lolita, Pale Fire, and Ada, or Ardor, and so many others, comes a magnificent collection of stories. Written between the 1920s an...

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