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From the Reminiscences of Private Ivanov: & Other Stories

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Garshin (1855-88) was the outstanding new writer in Russia between Dostoyevsky and Chekhov. This provides the most substantial selection of his stories ever available in English. Garshin gives voice to the unease of an era that knew the horrors of modern war, and the squalors of rapid industrialization.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 1st 1988 by Angel Books (first published 1988)
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Jan-Maat
Long ago when the world was young, if not quite in the Age of Gold, then at least the Silver Age I had come to that stage in a student's life when they gaze out as though over the wide Pacific Ocean and know that the time has come to roll up their sleeves, wind a sheet of paper into the typewriter and clack out with maybe as many as four and a half fingers the beginnings of a dissertation.

When it came down to it I was seduced by the bright lights and big themes of The Brothers Karamazov. An unwi
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A wonderful book by the great short-story Russian writer Vsevolod Garshin! The book contains many of Garshin’s stories and each story makes different impression on you! The stories that deeply impressed me were “Four Days” “The Red Flower”, “The Coward” and “The Signal”. I particularly loved “Four Days” with its unprecedented use of internal monologue and stress of consciousness, and the fearful and painful description of the devastating impacts of war on mankind, and the close contact with deat ...more
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The guy's Russian. And dead. Must-read shelf.
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Vsevolod Garshin (Russian: Всеволод Михайлович Гаршин) is considered one of Russia's masters of short fiction. The son of a wealthy army officer, he served in the last of the Russo-Turkish Wars (1877 to 1878) and wrote his first story, "Four Days" (1877), while recovering from battle wounds. His subsequent stories, which were praised by Ivan Turgenev and Anton Chekhov, often dealt with the subject ...more
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