Russian Literature

Russian literature is the literature in Russian language, written primarily by authors in Russia and its former colonies. Prior to the nineteenth century, the most prominent Russian writers were Gavrila Derzhavin, Denis Fonvizin, Alexander Sumarokov, Vasily Trediakovsky, Nikolay Karamzin and Ivan Krylov.

In the early nineteenth century, Russian literature underwent an astounding golden age and produced such renounced writers as Nikolai Gogol, Alexander Pushkin, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Anton Chekhov and Maxim Gorky. In the twentieth century Russian literature produced such renounced wri

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life
Divide Me By Zero
In Memory of Memory
Lana's War
Dressed for a Dance in the Snow: Women's Voices from the Gulag
A Single Spy
Copiii de pe Volga
I russi sono matti: Corso sintetico di letteratura russa 1820-1991
The Guardian of Lies
Безлюдное место. Как ловят маньяков в России
Crime and Punishment
Anna Karenina
The Brothers Karamazov
The Master and Margarita
War and Peace
The Idiot
Fathers and Sons
Dead Souls
The Death of Ivan Ilych
Notes from Underground
Hamlet by William ShakespeareDead Souls by Nikolai GogolThe Metamorphosis by Franz KafkaEugene Onegin by Alexander PushkinA Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov
69 books — 39 voters

Foundation Series by Isaac AsimovThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienThe Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoOrlando by Virginia WoolfThe Waves by Virginia Woolf
100 book to enjoy and keep
61 books — 6 voters
Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana AlexievichWar's Unwomanly Face by Svetlana AlexievichSofia Petrovna by Lydia ChukovskayaRequiem by Anna AkhmatovaSelected Poems by Marina Tsvetaeva
Best Books by Russian Female Writers
134 books — 49 voters

Программируем на Python в Minecraft by Roman GurbanovThe Master and Margarita by Mikhail BulgakovWhite Shanghai by Elvira BaryakinaThe Twelve Chairs by Ilya IlfОтцы и дети by Ivan Turgenev
Books in Russian
92 books — 27 voters
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor DostoyevskyWar and Peace by Leo TolstoyWe by Yevgeny ZamyatinThe Master and Margarita by Mikhail BulgakovAnd Quiet Flows the Don by Mikhail Sholokhov
My Top Ten of Russian Literature
17 books — 19 voters

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Boris Pasternak
Credo che non ti amerei tanto se in te non ci fosse nulla da lamentare, nulla da rimpiangere. Io non amo la gente perfetta, quelli che non sono mai caduti, non hanno inciampato. La loro è una virtù spenta, di poco valore. A loro non si è svelata la bellezza della vita.
Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

Mikhail Bulgakov
Margarita was never short of money. She could buy whatever she liked. Her husband had plenty of interesting friends. Margarita never had to cook. Margarita knew nothing of the horrors of living in a shared flat. In short... was she happy? Not for a moment.
Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita

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