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White Walls Collected Stories

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ISBN-10: 1590171977

ISBN-13: 9781590171974

Edition: 2007

Authors: Jamey Gambrell, Tatyana Tolstaya, Antonina Bouis

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"A New York Review Books Original" " Tolstaya carves indelible people who roam the imagination long after the book is put down." - "Time" Tatyana Tolstaya' s short stories-- with their unpredictable fairy-tale plots, appealingly eccentric characters, and stylistic abundance and flair-- established her in the 1980s as one of modern Russia' s finest writers. Since then her work has been translated throughout the world. Edna O' Brien has called Tolstaya " an enchantress." Anita Desai has spoken of her work' s " richness and ardent life." Mixing heartbreak and humor, dizzying flights of fantasy and plunging descents to earth, Tolstaya is the natural successor in a great Russian literary…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 4/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Jamey Gambrell writes on Russian art and culture.

Tatyana Tolstaya---"the most original, tactile, luminous voice in Russian prose today," according to Joseph Brodsky---worked at various publishing jobs after graduating from Leningrad University and appeared on the Moscow literary scene in 1983 with the favorably received story "Loves Me, Loves Me Not." Her first collection, On the Golden Porch (1988), proved extremely popular. Soon afterward she came to the United States on the first of a series of visiting university appointments and has plunged actively into cultural life in this country: She writes for the New York Review of Books, the New Republic, The New Yorker, and other magazines, as well as for publications in Russia. Her forte is…    

Loves me, loves me not
Okkervil River
Sweet Shura
On the golden porch
Hunting the wooly mammoth
The circle
A clean sheet
Fire and dust
Date with a bird
Sweet dreams, son
The Fakir
Sleepwalker in a fog
The moon came out
Heavenly flame
Most beloved
The poet and the muse
White walls
See the other side