About That Which Did Not Happen. Annotated Russian Reader (B1-B2)
About That Which Did Not Happen, an annotated Russian reader, is intended for low-intermediate and intermediate level students of Russian (B1-B2, TRKI I-II). The story is a dynamic narrative by the well-known author Victoria Tokareva about one doctor's lifelong dream to own a tiger. Tokareva masterfully portrays how Dima's dream dictates his inner world and dealings with the people around him. Through allusion, parody, and repetition, Tokareva examines the challenge of believing in dreams and aspirations in the modern world. The story will definitely engage learners as they master grammatical and lexical structures. The reader can be used as a supplement to language courses or by learners who study independently.