Book List in Order: 11 titles

  • Few writers enjoy the kind of international praise and prestige that Russian √©migr√© novelist Vassily Aksyonov has earned for his previ-ous books. In his latest and most surprising novel, The New Sweet Style, Alexander Korbach--a singer/composer/pla...


  • In this epic novel of the U.S.S.R. in the 1950s, a new generation of Gradovs--whom readers first met in Generations of Winter--takes center stage. Boris has turned to womanizing to forget the devastation of his mother's defection. Yolka catches the e...


  • Compared by critics across the country to War and Peace for its memorable characters and sweep, and to Dr. Zhivago for its portrayal of Stalin's Russia, Generations of Winter is the romantic saga of the Gradov family from 1925 to 1945. "A long, lavis...




  • Max Ogorodnikov, a member of a satirical group of top-ranking Soviet photographers, scandalizes the underground resistance when he decides not to defect but to live like a free man in the Soviet Union...


  • Aksyonov is one of the talented generation of writers who gained notoriety in the 1960s and '70s for an experimental style of writing, bitterly criticized by the Soviet publishing establishment as ``neo-realism.'' The author's satirical, topical appr...









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