Author: Nikolai Leskov
Five great stories from one of the most quintessentially Russian of writers, Nikolai Leskov. In the best of Leskov’s stories, as in almost no others apart from those of Gogol, we can hear the voice of nineteenth-century Russia. An outsider by birth and instinct, Leskov is one of the most undeservedly neglected figures in Russian literature. He combined a profoundly religio….Read More
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