Tag Archives: Russian Humor

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

Anya von Bremzen Crown Publishers, 2013 This book circled back to me because I gave it to my mother for Christmas. She traveled to the USSR in 1978 and she loves travel and cookbooks. It seemed like a slam dunk … Continue reading

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Chekhov, The Comic Stories

Harvey Pitcher, Translator and Editor Ivan R. Dee, 1999 The usually portrayed serious and melancholy Russian writer of the 1800s, Anton Chekhov, is quoted as saying, “Medicine is my lawful wife; literature is my mistress.” This collection of forty short … Continue reading

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