Russians novels, fat and thin


1) Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy (War and Peace is on the Battles list)

2) Crime and Punishment/ Notes from the Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky

3) Fathers and Sons, Ivan Turgenev

4) Oblomov, Ivan Goncharov

5) Dead Souls, Nikolai Gogol

6) Enchanted Wanderer, Nikolai Leskov

7) A Hero of Our Time, Mikhail Lermontov

8) In The First Circle, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

9) The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov

10) The Foundation Pit, Andrey Platonov

11) We, Evgenii Zamyatin

12) Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak

13) Petersburg, Andrei Bely

14) Omon Ra, Victor Pelevin

15) Life and Fate/ Everything Flows, Vasily Grossman, trans. Robert Chandler

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. The quibbler says:

    What about Grossman’s Life and Fate, or is that on one of the other lists?


    1. trewisms says:

      It’s on Battles, Blood and Books but sod it, I’m going to put it here too, because it’s brilliant.


  2. Anne Marie says:

    So many great suggestions! I’m going through a Russian phase and needed some suggestions.


    1. trewisms says:

      Thanks -and please let me know what you think of the books. I’d be interested to see what you choose!


  3. Somnopolis says:

    Good list – especially ‘We’. I loved that book

    Only recently discovered Pelevin myself, so I’ve been on something of a splurge –


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