11 Great Works of Russian Literature
Our CEO Marc Lambert's picks beyond Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky
Those Russians – what can one say? On one hand a long, abject tradition of political and social brutality of the very worst kind; on the other a record of cultural and artistic achievement that is surely one of the most profound and sophisticated of any nation. It’s the sand that makes the pearl.
It’s impossible to boil Russian literature down to a handful of books, so I have dispensed with the 19th Century altogether – which is absurd, obviously. Nevertheless, here’s my list, concentrating on the ‘Silver Age’ of the Soviet era.