is a very large and comprehensive site dedicated to the literature of the Soviet Union (both official
), with summaries
(fans of the genres might find the examples of Soviet science fiction
and spy novels
to be particularly interesting), biographies
, and even some full translations of short stories from authors such as Isaac Babel
, Vasily Grossman
, Yevgeny Zamyatin
, and others.
Shakespeare in the Bush:
in which an anthropologist tells the story of Hamlet
to a group of Tiv
, and ideas about the universal nature of literature get the worst of it.
led a remarkable life: in addition to being an internationally renowned writer
, he was also an actor
, a filmmaker
, a gay icon
, a bodybuilding exhibitionist(possibly slightly NSFW)
, and leader
of a paramilitary organization.
Yet, all of this is often overshadowed by the even more remarkable way he ended his life. [more inside]