Stories from a Siberian Village by Vasily Shukshin

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These 25 collected short stories introduce Shuskin to English language readers, reflecting the Siberian origins of his artistic identity. An introduction by one of the translators discusses his life and art, while a foreword looks at his work in the context of Russian village prose and nationalism.
 

About Vasily Shukshin

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Givens is an associate professor of Russian in the department of modern languages and cultures at the University of Rochester.
 
Published July 1, 1996 by Northern Illinois University Press. 304 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The standout entries include a number of autobiographical stories (such as ``Oddball'' and ``Uncle Yermolai''), the amusing ``Mille Pardons, Madame'' (about an aborted attempt to assassinate Hitler), and the romantic ``Stenka Razin,'' the tale of a 17th-century Cossack Robin Hood whose adventures...

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Shukshin's brief but remarkable life is remembered in Russia as one of legendary proportions. Coming to Moscow to apply to its exclusive film academy, he was ridiculed as a country hick. Indeed, his S

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Shukshin stubbornly remained rooted in his origins, and his works revolved around just that rustic peasant culture.

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