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Книга «Уроки русской любви» представляет собой антологию, включающую любовные признания из русской классической прозаической литературы от Карамзина до наших дней. В антологии также представлены эссе известных современных писателей и журналистов к некоторым из включенных в антологию отрывков. Среди авторов эссе - Сергей Гандлевский, Александр Генис,...


Here they are--some of the funniest tales and ruminations ever put into print, by one of the great comic minds of our time. From THE WHORE OF MENSA, to GOD (A Play), to NO KADDISH FOR WEINSTEIN, old and new Woody Allen fans will laugh themselves hysterical over these sparkling gems.


Laura Beloivan is an artist, journalist and writer, finalist of the literary prize of the NOS and the Dovlatov Prize. The South Ossetian Ovcharovo is a strange place and is located where the devil knows where. If you go north from Vladivostok and do not pay attention to traffic signs and markings, you'll get to the village where the trees are jealous, the...


Remarkable physicist Matvey Bronstein told the history of scientific discoveries and inventions so that the reader himself can feel himself a physicist, chemist, and astronomer. He spoke about a substance discovered on the Sun and only then on Earth, about invisible rays that allow to see right through, and about radio communication, without which the...


The hero of the novel, Alexander Terekhov, a former fesbeshnik, conducts an investigation into the tragic history that happened many years ago: in June 1943 the son of a Stalinist commissar from jealousy shot and killed his daughter Umansky. But was it really so? "Stone Bridge" - this is a novel version and a novel-confession. The life of the "red...


Born in 1963, in an era of bread shortages, Anya grew up in a communal Moscow apartment where eighteen families shared one kitchen. She sang odes to Lenin, black-marketeered Juicy Fruit gum at school, watched her father brew moonshine, and, like most Soviet citizens, longed for a taste of the mythical West. It was a life by turns absurd, naively joyous,...


The book was based on materials from the family archive - memoirs, diaries, letters, photographs, as well as documents from the archives of the NKVD-KGB-FSB, which the authors managed to get acquainted only in 1998-2000. As a result, a story about many and many people connected with family, professional and friendly ties turned out. And broader is the...


The hero-narrator of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes undergrou


From Publishers Weekly: In a starred review of this "searing" account of teens who become addicted to heroin, PW wrote that the "unflinching depiction of the seductive pleasures as well as insidious horrors of heroin... will leave an indelible impression

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Captivating, surprisingly truthful and tragic narration-such is 'The Rum Diary' by American author and journalist Hunter Thompson. Although written in 1959, this novel was published only four years ago. The 'Lost Novel' of Hunter Thompson, the story is

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Join Douglas Adams's hapless hero Arthur Dent as he travels the galaxy with his intrepid pal Ford Prefect, getting into horrible messes and generally wreaking hilarious havoc. Dent is grabbed from Earth moments before a cosmic construction team obliterate

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For the first time in Russian: a love story between the beautiful widow Loredana and the Dominican mystic-revolutionary Orso. This love story unfolds in the beginning of the 16th century in Venice's two levels-a personification of Leonardo da Vinci's ide

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Based on the true story this book tells about two women, who were shooters during WWII, and their lives during and after the war.

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Sometimes, when you open the door to thepast, what you confront is your destiny. Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous for her collection of twelve enchantingstories, has spent the past six decades penning a series of alternate livesfor herself. Now old an

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The magical power of quantum physics throws Richard and his wife Leslie into some alternative worlds, where they exist simultaneously in many different incarnations ...

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Literary Almanac that replaced almanac called "Istoki", but saved all of the authors who wrote for it. In this edition the reader will find memoirs and poetry, prose and essays, humor and short stories - a great collection and an overview of Russian liter

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By turns lyrical and philosophical, witty and baffling, A School for Fools confounds all expectations of the novel. Here we find not one reliable narrator but two ?unreliable? narrators: the young man who is a student at the ?school for fools? and his dou


Six stories about six famous cemeteries and their dead. Author combines stories about actual cemeteries with short detective stories which take place right there.


New novel by Iury Poliakov is about two middle age men who decide to work on the movie script. Poliakov's signature elements are humor, complex plot and slight erotica.

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The author is known as a theater and film critic, a script writer, and the novelist. She is a finalist of the "National Bestseller" Award. In the new novel readers face the young folk singer Egle, aging bard, soup star and a cunning beauty from Paris, wh

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This is a second volume of the Literary Almanac. This Almanac has replaced the almanac called Istoki, but saved all of the authors who wrote for it. In this edition the reader will find memoirs and poetry, prose and essays, humor and short stories - a gre

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