The Portable Russian Reader Author:Bernard Guerney Back cover:"The aim has been to include a generous amount of humor not usually presented in English...shuns..'the mysterious Slav soul & melancholy double-talk'...". — From folk satire to Fontvizin on court grammar,the greatest Russian fable-writer Krylov's tale of an Oriental grand-emperor, "The Shot" by Pushkin, Gogol's "The Overcoat", Turgenev... more », Dostoevsky's "The Grand Inquisitor"---& on--
--Including Tolstoy's "Three Deaths", Chekhov, Gorky, Lomonossov[died 1765:The Russian Ben Franklin-Samuel Johnson-Leonardo-Lincoln] ,& over a dozen more.
Also 13 pages of Russian proverbs from Catherine The Great & others.
Guerney is an imminent translator & editor;half the translations here are new.« less