Russian classical literary heritage needs no special introduction. Masterpieces by Pushkin, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy have become real gems of world literature for all time. For many, “Russian books” arouses the names of their signature works, for instance ‘War and Peace”, “The Idiot”, and “Eugene Onegin”. Although written ages ago, they encompass all the complexity, charm, joys, sorrows, (the list is infinite) of life, and everyone can find something interesting and relevant in these brilliant examples of Russian books.
The contemporary Russian book scene is also thriving – there is something to everybody’s liking —from thrilling detective stories to novels for women, from science fiction to intellectual prose and poetry. The names of Alexandra Marinina, Dmitry Bykov, Lyudmila Ulitskaya, to name just a few, are the talk of the town in Russia and add a contemporary twist to the notion of Russian books.
Many bookstores offer a wide selection of Russian books, along with numerous examples of international literature. So, whatever you opt for—be it the classics or modern Russian books – make yourself comfortable and enjoy!