Aleksandr Pushkin undoubtedly heads the list of the Russian
writers, and is credited with making Russian literature world famous.
His reputation rests on his poetry, and in the field of the long
While Leo Tolstoy was called the ‘greatest writer of
Russia’ by Turgenev, and ‘second Shakespeare’ by Flaubert, Mikhail
Saltykov, wrote under the pseudonym ‘Shchedrin’ and achieved the great
success and popularity.
Aleksandr Kuprin was
called the Russian Kipling by Vladimir Nabokov for his stories about
pathetic adventure-seekers, and Ivan Turgenev’s A Sportsman's Sketches
was a milestone of Russian Realism.
Fyodor Sologub gave us the namesake of a favourite snack today—Hide and
Seek, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov’s famous line is still quote-worthy:
“Medicine is my lawful wife and literature is my mistress.”
All these writers and many more in this classic anthology of the 20-BEST Stories from Russia.