So this title was one I purchased online at Powell's, just to get to know a few of the more obscure Russian authors. This was surprisingly delightful!
It features Dostoevsky's "White Nights", "The District Doctor" by Ivan Turgenev, "Lady with Lap Dog" by Anton Chekhov (my favorite), and the timeless "How Much Land Does a Man Need" by Tolstoy. These are short enough to complete one in a sitting comfortably--I've kept my copy in the car when I wait on someone and when I'm not in the mood to deal with my Kindle (which sadly is way too often!). Gogol's "The Overcoat" is in it as well, and while the stories seem rather simple and harmless, they are actually amazing at analyzing human nature and all the nuances of greed, shame, and embarrassment.
A cheap read, great background for Russian literature, and a great start for year two of the Eastern European Reading Challenge.
Disclosure: I bought this.
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