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Birds of Heaven

4.67  ·  Rating Details ·  3 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Translated from the Russian by Clarence Augustus Manning, Ph.D.
Hardcover, 222 pages
Published 1919 by Duffield & Comapny
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Perry Whitford
Mar 14, 2015 Perry Whitford rated it really liked it
I readily admit not having so much as heard of Vladimir Korolenko before stumbling across this book of five collected short stories. His page on Wikipedia states that he was an opponent of the Tsarist regime in his early years and also of the Bolsheviks in his later years, and that wisdom and rejection of all things worth rejecting certainly shines through in 'Birds of Heaven'.

The first two stories are by far the longest. In the title piece, an unnamed narrator decides to follow the wanderings o
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Vladimir Galaktionovich Korolenko (Russian: Владимир Галактионович Короленко; July 27, 1853 – December 25, 1921) was a Russian short story writer, journalist, human rights activist and humanitarian. His short stories were known for their harsh description of nature based on his experience of exile in Siberia. Korolenko was a strong critic of the Tsarist regime and in his final years of the ...more
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