Dissonant Voices is the most comprehensive collection of contemporary Russian fiction to have appeared in the West for a generation. Edited by Oleg Chukhontsev, the distinguished poet and poetry editor at Novy mir, it sets out to present the Russian short story of the 1980s in all its startling freshness and vitality. These stories, by both established and new writers, have been chosen first for their literary merit, but also because their authors - often long excluded from the choir of orthodoxy - are characteristic of all that is best and most individual in Russian writing today. "They are all," Chukhontsev writes in his preface, "even those who have yet to make themselves heard, not choirboys but soloists." Some of the authors, Andrey Bitov, Leonid Borodin or Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, have established reputations on their own terms; a very few of them, as Vladimir Zazubrin and Yury Dombrovsky, belong to earlier generations but are only now being published, and in that sense are very much part of the contemporary scene; but the majority are writers, as Viktor Erofeev and Evgeny Popov, who cut and some-times broke their teeth on the last granite ramparts of Stalinism, or like Oleg Ermakov or Irina Povolotskaya whose careers are just beginning.
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Book Description The Harvill Press, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110002711990
Book Description The Harvill Press, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0002711990