The Golden Era of Russian Literature in the 19th Century saw the rise of Gogol, Chekhov, and Tolstoy, among others.
Excerpts from We
In this excerpt from a Russian novel, a spacecraft engineer named D-503 describes life in the dystopian One State.
In this absurd comedy, a Russian official's nose mysteriously departs from his face and then parades about town.
A Defenseless Creature
A desperate woman enters a bank with an urgent — yet ridiculous — request.
The Three Questions
A king tries to gain control over the future, which is unknown.
The Two Brothers
Two brothers trying to live charitably react very differently when they stumble into a fortune.
Excerpts from Three Sisters
The aristocratic Prózorov siblings struggle to find happiness in a rural Russian village.
Excerpt From “The Grasshopper”
A couple leads a happy life, despite their contrasting interests.
A lawyer and a banker make a bet that takes fifteen years to settle.