Dissonant Voices in Soviet Literature

By Boris Pasternak, Isaac Babel, Alexander Grin, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Boris Pilnyak, Sergei Esenin, Ilya Ehrenburg, Ivan Kharabarov,

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Introduction by way of Max Hayward, vii
Without Love, 3
On Literature, Revolution, and Entropy,
Form and fabric in artwork, 20
Soviet Russia, 29
Reminiscences of Babel, 33
The trip, 52
The Making of Asper, 62
M.Ts., 71
Mahogany, 74
Before dawn, 108
Fireman ProMiorchuk or the tale of a narrative, 132
The story of the 3 grasp Craftsmen, 137
1941, 156
The Tramp, 158
Untrodden course, 185
The Outsider, 188
Three, Seven, Ace, 205
People, Years, and existence, 236
Babi-Yar, 260
This Is Moscow talking, 262

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