Russian literary treasures revealed
Having fled the chaos of revolution and civil war in favour of exile in Europe and beyond, many of Russia's greatest writers of the 20th century languished in obscurity for a long time and have only recently been discovered anew in Russia itself. Their rediscovery is now setting the literary world alight. Alongside more familiar names such as Vladimir Nabokov and Teffi, newly unearthed authors such Gaito Gazdanov, Irina Odoevtseva and Vasily Yanovsky have excited great interest in Russia. With stories of gambling, drug abuse, love, death, suicide, madness, espionage, revolution, glittering high society and the seedy underworld of Europe's capitals, their appeal is extremely broad, and their tales of personal upheaval are tragic and touching in equal measure.
At this evening of readings by actors and discussion by literary experts, this is a chance to learn more, and to hear stories from the new collection Russian Émigré Short Stories from Bunin to Yanovsky (Penguin Classics 2017, edited by Bryan Karetnyk).
The event will be followed by a bar and book stall.
Enjoy food and drink purchased from the Knowledge Centre Bar from 18.00 and after the event until the Bar closes at 22.00.
|Name:||Shadows of Days: An Evening of Russian Émigré Fiction|
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Full Price: £10.00
Senior 60+: £8.00
Registered Unemployed: £7.00
Under 18: £7.00
Friend of the BL: £7.00
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