Russian Women Writers

The New York Public Library:

Arbatova, Marina. Menia zovut Zhenshchina. 1997. 317 p., illus. Alma-mater (5-7172-0041-2)
A talented playwriter's collection of seven fine stories portraying the awakening self-consciousness of women in post-Glasnost' Russia.

Dubrovina, Elena. Shram na ladoni. 1996. 429 p. Olimp (5-7390-0305-9)
A detective novel about a young Russian physicist and his girlfriend whose fate has intersected with a gang of murderers.

Grekova, I. Svezho predanie. 1997. 253 p. Tekst (5-7516-0087-8)
Fictionalised life of a Jewish family in Russia seeking to preserve its capacity for love, hope, and compassion during Stalin's era. Written in the 1960s by the renowned prose writer.

Katasonova, Elena. Roman o liubvi. 1997. 558 p. Ast (5-7841-0787-9)
This book includes the title novel and two novellas by a recognized contemporary author of romance fiction.

Krakhmal'nikova, Zoia. Bezumie. 1996. 444 p. Moskovskii rabochii (5-239-01993-2)
The spiritual demands of the protagonists are in constant opposition to the Soviet totalitarian regime in this story of everyday life in Russia. The KGB prevented publication of the novel in 1982.

Palei, Marina. Mestorozhdenie vetra: povesti i rasskazy. 1998. 281 p. Limbus press (5-8370-0370-3)
A collection of three novellas and nine fine stories of various literary styles in the first book by this impressive prose writer.

Petrushevskaia, Liudmila. Dom devushek. 1998. 446 p. Vagrius (5-7027-0554-8)
Selected prose, including new works by a talented and popular contemporary writer.

Poliakova, Tat'iana. Sestrichki ne promakh. 1998. 540p. Eksmo-press, $12 (5-04-000812-0)
An adventure novel, set in an Old Russian town, about two venturesome sisters hunting for their Grandfather's hidden treasure.

Poroshina, Natal'ia. Veriu v liubov'. 1996. 494 p. Vagrius (5-7027-0372-3)
Three contemporary romantic love stories set in Russia.

Rubina, Dina. Angel konvoinyi. 1997. 350 p. Medzhibozh (5-89216-020-3)
A new collection of novellas and stories by a popular author who made her debut in the 1970s.

Sadur, Nina. Sad. 1997. 358 p. PF Poligrafist. (5-86402-044-3)
A contemporary novel infsused with the traditional Russian frame of mind about protagonists whose joy mixed with pain and their past, present and future are intermingled.

Shcherbakova, Galina. Kto smeetsia poslednim. 1998. 454 p. Eksmo-press (5-04-0005-531-8)
Two contemporary mystery novellas by a popular writer.

Snegova, Iuliia. Muzhchina iz mechty. 1997. 405 p. Eksmo (5-251-00012-x)
A contemporary Russian love story of an adventurous young woman whose fate brings her back to the man she loves.

Solov'eva, Marina. Krasivye zhenshchiny. 1997. 445 p. Bukmen (5-7848-0018-3)
A collection of novellas and stories depicting both the unhappy lives of successful men and women, and affairs with a happy ending.

Solzhenitsyn, A. Rossiia v obvale. 1998. 203 p. Russkii put', $11 (5-85887-030-7)
Essays on Russia's current affairs, social and political scenes of the past, and thoughts on the future.

Tolstaia, Tat'iana. Liubish - ne liubish: rasskazy. 1997. 381 p. Olma-press (5-89270-039-9)
A collection of fine stories by the renowned writer of the 1980s.

Ulitskaia, Liudmila. Medeia i ee deti: povesti. 1997. 334 p. Vagrius (5-7027-0338-3)
Two novellas by this original contemporary prose writer.