Red Spectres

Red Spectres

Russian Gothic Tales From the Twentieth Century

Book - 2013
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Yet few of these stories have been translated or published outside Russia. This rare collection includes eleven vintage tales by seven writers of the period: Valery Bryusov, Mikhail Bulgakov, Aleksandr Grin and Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky; the lesser known but seminal figure Aleksandr Chayanov, whose story "Venediktov" influenced Bulgakov's Master and Margarita; and the emigres Georgy Peskov and Pavel Perov.At a time of revolution and civil war, hardship and deprivation, the supernatural genres provided means for a number of Russian writers to explore the dark underside of the machine age and the new political order. Through the traditional gothic repertoire of ghosts, insanity, obsession, retribution and terror, Red Spectres conveys the turbulence and dissonance of life in Russia in these years.
Publisher: New York, NY : Overlook Press/Ardis, 2013
ISBN: 9781468303483
1468303481
Characteristics: 224 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Maguire, Muireann

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multcolib_susannel Feb 07, 2016

After reading the Poe-like intensity of these stories, you will never look at a mirror, a store manikin or a motorcar the same way again.

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