Tag Archives: Teffi

New Teffi Translations (part 2): ‘Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea’

I had originally intended to review ‘Memories’ and ‘Rasputin and other Ironies’ in the same post, but that was only because I’d forgotten how uncontrollably enthusiastic I get about Teffi’s writing.  You can read how much I loved ‘Rasputin’ here, … Continue reading

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Everybody Loves Her – Teffi’s Newly Translated Life Writings (part 1): ‘Rasputin and Other Ironies’

Teffi was one of the most enjoyable discoveries of my year of Russian Reading in 2015.  The wonderful thing is that it appears I’m not alone; it seems everyone loves Teffi, has always loved Teffi and was just waiting for … Continue reading

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Russian Reading Update: The writers weren’t all men!

Shamefully, from reading my posts you would think that only men were writing in Russia during the 19th and 20th centuries. Of course, this is nonsense.  Several of the great poets of this period were women and, as shown in novels … Continue reading

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