In 1942, an eighteen-year-old boy, Victor Astafyev, volunteered for the front. He served on the front line, suffered several serious wounds, was awarded the Order of the Red Star and the medal 'For Courage', was discharged in 1945 with the rank of 'ordinary'. The war, seen through the eyes of a simple soldier - one of hundreds of thousands who, in inhuman conditions, daily fight with death - is the central theme in the work of the outstanding Russian writer Viktor Astafyev. The novel 'Cursed and Killed' is the result of many years of reflection and one of the most dramatic, tragic and truthful stories about the war as a 'crime against reason'. The piercing frankness of the writer, his uncompromising unwillingness to hide the 'inconvenient' facts and to embellish the harsh truth, betraying his own memories and memory of the fallen, won the love of millions of readers for Astafyev's works.
The book includes the first English-language novel by Vladimir Nabokov, written in 1938-1939 in France and published in 1941 in the United States. Associated with 'The Gift', the last Russian novel of the writer, the theme of literary creation, this book simultaneously predicts the sophisticated Nabokov's maze novels of the American period - 'Lolita', 'Pale Fire', 'Hell'. On the pages of the book, the narrator of which is named only with the initial V. Gradually, the line separating the narrator from the object of his narrative-investigation is blurred, forcing readers to doubt both the identity of the biographer and the death of the main character of the book ... The novel is published in translation by Gennady Barabtarlo and is accompanied by a preface, notes and a detailed final sketch of the translator.
As if life itself speaks from the pages of 'Quiet Don'. The smells of the steppe, the freshness of the free wind, the heat and cold, the lively speech of people - all this merges into a separate, unique melody, striking with tragic beauty and authenticity
Сборники стихотворений Иосифа Бродского (1940-1996) "Остановка в пустыне" (1970), "Конец прекрасной эпохи" (1977), "Часть речи", "Новые стансы к Августе" (1983), "Урания" (1987) и "Пейзаж с наводнением" (1996) были опубликованы в 1970-1990-е годы в америк
The publication includes the novels of A.B. Mariengof 'Cynics' and 'The Shaved Man'. First published abroad, in the Berlin publishing house 'Petropolis' ('Cynics' - in 1928, 'Shaved Man' - in 1930), in Soviet Russia, Marienhof's works were recognized as '