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Tatyana Tolstaya

Autor/a de The Slynx

50+ obres 1,750 Membres 40 Ressenyes 3 preferits

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Tatyana Tolstaya---"the most original, tactile, luminous voice in Russian prose today," according to Joseph Brodsky---worked at various publishing jobs after graduating from Leningrad University and appeared on the Moscow literary scene in 1983 with the favorably received story "Loves Me, Loves Me mostra'n més Not." Her first collection, On the Golden Porch (1988), proved extremely popular. Soon afterward she came to the United States on the first of a series of visiting university appointments and has plunged actively into cultural life in this country: She writes for the New York Review of Books, the New Republic, The New Yorker, and other magazines, as well as for publications in Russia. Her forte is the short story, her writing distinguished by exuberance, a talent for description, a comic sensibility, and more than a touch of the surreal. For one reviewer, "the discrepancy between fondest desires and disappointing reality" lies at the core of her writing, which is "a fiction of vast possibility, propelled not by plot, but by a narrative voice that imaginatively conveys the ambiguities of her characters' inner lives" (Baltimore Morning Sun). Sleepwalker in a Fog (1991) is her second book. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Nota de desambiguació:

(eng) Do not combine with LT entry for Leo Tolstoy's daughter, Tatyana Tolstoy.

Crèdit de la imatge: Yaffa Grinblatt / Whistling in the Dark

Obres de Tatyana Tolstaya

The Slynx (2000) 807 exemplars
White Walls: Collected Stories (2007) 255 exemplars
On the Golden Porch (1987) 200 exemplars
Sleepwalker in a Fog (1990) 155 exemplars
Aetherial Worlds: Stories (2018) 91 exemplars
Tolstoy Remembered (1928) 49 exemplars
In vuur en vlam (1988) 15 exemplars
De verhalen (1994) 10 exemplars
De l'élégance masculine (1987) 6 exemplars
Date with a Bird (1989) 6 exemplars
La più amata (1994) 4 exemplars
Изюм (2002) 4 exemplars
Ночь : Рассказы (2000) 4 exemplars
Krug 2 exemplars
Classic Russian Posters (2006) 2 exemplars
Двое 2 exemplars
Одна (2004) 2 exemplars
Woman's Day (2006) 2 exemplars
Den' (2008) 2 exemplars
Zatul (2006) 2 exemplars
Den': Lichnoe (2003) 2 exemplars
Böcü (2020) 2 exemplars
Fathers and Sons 2 exemplars
Легкие миры (2014) 2 exemplars
Voylochnyy vek (2015) 1 exemplars
Noch' : Rasskazy (2001) 1 exemplars
Billet d'humeur incorrects (2002) 1 exemplars
Laki svetovi 1 exemplars
Dvoe: Raznoe (2005) 1 exemplars
Legkie miry (2019) 1 exemplars
Lūška 1 exemplars
Öte Dünyalar (2021) 1 exemplars
Not Slynx / Ne kys (2010) 1 exemplars
Reka Okkervil (1999) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Col·laborador — 400 exemplars
The Fierce and Beautiful World (New York Review Books Classics) (1970) — Introducció, algunes edicions199 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Third Annual Collection (1988) — Col·laborador — 183 exemplars
The Penguin Book of International Women's Stories (1996) — Col·laborador — 112 exemplars
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (2020) — Col·laborador — 103 exemplars
A Virago Keepsake to Celebrate Twenty Years of Publishing (1993) — Col·laborador — 47 exemplars
The New Soviet Fiction: Sixteen Short Stories (1989) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Into the Widening World: International Coming-of-Age Stories (1995) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars
Balancing Acts (1989) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
One World of Literature (1992) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
THE BORZOI READER. VOLUME 1. NUMBER 1. (1989) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
ロシア短編集 ПЁСТРЫЕ РАССКАЗЫ 雑話集 (2005) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Tolstaya, Tatyana
Altres noms
Tolstaya, Tatiana Nikitishna
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Leningrad, Russia, USSR
Llocs de residència
Leningrad, Russia
Moscow, Russia
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Leningrad State University (Classics)
television host
Tolstoy, Alexei (grandfather)
Tolstoy, Leo (great-grand uncle)
Nota de desambiguació
Do not combine with LT entry for Leo Tolstoy's daughter, Tatyana Tolstoy.



I find this almost impossible to review. Terrifying and humorous at the same time. A post apocalyptic Tsarist-Soviet fantasy. Pieces of Borges, Burgess, Gaiman, Hoban, and Walter Williams come to mind. I laughed my ass off at times.
Gumbywan | Hi ha 25 ressenyes més | Jun 24, 2022 |
Written in a mixture of first, second, and third person, this novel about a post-Blast Moscow is a stinging commentary of the second half of the 20th century Russian politics. Everyone's a mutant, life is an abominable mess, and the people are fed selected bundles of art and literature by a familiar sounding State. Themes include the dangers and joys of art, man's vile and selfish nature, and those transcendental moments evoked by poetry and landscape. What, really, makes us civilized? Or, have we ever been?
My only qualm is that I don't know enough about Russian history and literature to understand the subtler intentions of the book. A , though, would read again. With Wikipedia close by.
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MaryJeanPhillips | Hi ha 25 ressenyes més | Jun 22, 2022 |
Even though the book is announced as stories to me it sounded more like essays. I how far am I to think that Tolstaya is pretending to be a cynical as she comes across in places or does she really mean it. When she portrays people like Malevich and Swedenborg in a little bit a tongue in cheek tone, does she mean that she doesn't like them or that her narrator is just mocking them. It's confusing.
The author also refers to life after death in several "stories" but never really says if she believes in it or not. The same with other spiritual references.… (més)
Marietje.Halbertsma | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jan 9, 2022 |



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