edited, with a critical commentary and eleven new translations, by Carl R. Proffer
This anthology provides a broad selection of writing from Nikolai Karamzin and the beginnings of modern Russian prose to Ivan Bunin and the years just before the Revolution. Mr. Proffer has selected what is generally regarded as the best of each author's short fiction, and has taken special care to secure accurate translations, eleven of which are new. To make the book of maximum value to students of Russian literature, Mr. Proffer provides a comprehensive, practical critical article on the style, structure, characterization, and theme of each story. CARL R. PROFFER, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature at the University of Michigan, is author of Keys to Lolita and translator and co-editor of "Diaboliad" and Other Stories and co-translator of The Early Plays of Mikhail Bulgakov. He is also co-founder and co-editor of Russian Literature Triquarterly.