01: The Hearts of Dogs Can any other nation’s literature rival that of Russia when it comes to the density of its dog population?... Where else do we find so many instances of dogs invested with human-like powers of thought and feeling?
02: Three Russian Springs Spring is the season of rebirth, of love and, sometimes, of political change. We celebrate spring with a rich collection of readings that explore the eternal mysteries of renewal and hope.
03: Road Trips The road is a favorite subject in Russian literature, spanning all eras and genres. This should not be surprising in a country where huge expanses are paired with such miserable byways, where any journey can turn into a major event with unexpected consequences.
04: Childhood “Childhood, along with two or three years of youth, is the fullest, most exquisite part of life, the part that is most our own, and, indeed, almost the most important, for it imperceptibly shapes our future.” – Alexander Herzen
05: Winter Holidays [SOLD OUT]
06: Gogol Mogul Gogol is an agonizing and painful love for Russia, from which there is no deliverance... Gogol formed us, educated us, made us, and we can now read and view Gogol with pleasure... and laugh...
07: To the Caucasus To Russian literature, the Caucasus is a place of adventure... a wild, untamed region where those spoiled by civilization collide with virginal nature, with people who live simple, self- reliant lives... a place where poets and writers have found shelter...
08: Love a la Russe There are many types of love, and sometimes they assume a form that is not immediately recognizable.
09: Behind the Urals In the 19th century, Russian writers gradually began to recognize Siberia as a richly forested region where humans roamed, a place filled with villages tended by Russian settlers, where fairy tales and reality were separated by a very thin veil.
10: Hope Dies Last In which we scour Russian literature and writings for stories of hope and anticipation, finding it in some of the least likely of places.
11: Dacha Life A celebration of summer and relaxation at dachas, those cultural institutions that so tightly integrated into Russian life.
12: Chekhov Bilingual This special issue of Chtenia is a bilingual collection of some of Chekhov’s finest short stories, plus writings about the author. All pieces are presented with Russian on the right page and English on the left.
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