From folk tales to Sputnik - this is a collection of all-new translations of the best fantasy and science fiction short stories from Russia.
A constant thread woven throughout the history of Russian literature is that of fantasy and an escape from the bounds of realism. Worlds Apart is the first single-volume anthology that explores this fascinating and dominant theme of Russian literature, from its origins in the provincial folk tale, through its emergence in the Romantic period, to its contemporary incarnation under the clouds of authoritarianism, revolution, mechanisation, and modernisation.
With all-new translations of the key literary masterpieces, Alexander Levitsky has selected the works of Russia's best authors to reveal the dominant themes of her history: myth and fairy tale, utopianism and dystopianism, space flight, and more.
Author list: Pushkin, Tolstoy, Lermontov, Turgenev, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Bulgakov, Bely, Derzhavin, Bulgarin, Kuprin, Pilniak, Derzhavin, Odoevsky, Chernyshevsky, Blok, Briusov, Sologub [Teternikov], Bely [Bugaev], Remizov, Zamiatin, Zabalotsky, Kharms, Uri Olesha, Bogdanov, Platonov, Efremov.