Sunday, March 26, 2006

Top Ten Books About Russia

This is a short and arbitrary list of books that best describe and explain Russia:

1. Alexander Pushkin: The Captain's Daughter
2. Yuri Trifonov: The Exchange
3. Dimitri Obolensky: The Byzantine Commonwealth
4. Hedrick Smith: The Russians
5. Arthur Miller (with Inge Morah): In Russia
6. Helen Dunmore: The Siege
7. Somerset Maugham: Ashenden
8. Yuri Lotman: Lectures on Russian Culture
9. Isaiah Berlin: Russian Thinkers, A Proper Sudy of Mankind
10. Venedict Yerofeev: Moscow-Petushki

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