The Dragon — Yevgeny Zamyatin

A Provincial Tale – 1912
The Dragon – 1918
The Protectress of Sinners – 1918
Two Tales for Grown-up Children
The Church of God – 1922
The Ivans – 1922
The North – 1918
The Cave – 1920
The Healing of the Novice Erasmus – 1920
In Old Russia – 1923
A Story About the Most Important Thing – 1923
The Miracle of Ash Wednesday – 1924
X – 1926
Comrade Churygin Has the Floor – 1926
The Flood – 1929
The Lion – 1935

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The Portable Twentieth-Century Russian Reader — Anthology

Leo Tolstoy — Alyosha the Pot
Anton Chekhov — The Bishop
Maxim Gorky — Recollections of Leo Tolstoy
Ivan Bunin — Light Breathing
Nadezhda Teffi — Time
Alexander Blok — A Girl Was Singing
Alexander Blok — The Stranger
Andrei Bely — From Petersburg
Evgeni Zamyatin — The Cave
Velimir Kblebnikov — Nikolai
Anna Akhmatova — Dante
Anna Akhmatova — Courage
Andrei Platonov — The Potudan River
Boris Pasternak — Varykino (from Dr. Zhivago)
Boris Pasternak — Hamlet (from Dr. Zhivago)
Boris Pasternak — March (from Dr. Zhivago)
Osip Mandelstam — Throdosia
Osip Mandelstam — The Admiralty
Osip Mandelstam — Leningrad
Osip Mandelstam — The Last Supper
Mikhail Bulgakov — From The Master And Margarita
Isaac Babel — My First Goose
Isaac Babel — How It Was Done In Odessa
Isaac Babel — My First Fee
Mikhail Zoshchenko — Bees and People
Mikhail Zoshchenko — From Before Sunrise
Yuri Olesha — Envy
Vladimir Nabokov — The Return of Chorb
Vladimir Nabokov — The Visit to the Museum
Nadezhda Mandelstam — A May Night (from Hope against Hope)
Nadezhda Mandelstam — Last Letter (from Hope Abandoned)
Daniil Kharms — Anecdotes About Pushkin’s Life
Daniil Kharms — The Connection
Varlam Shalamov — Prosthetic Appliances (from Kolyma Tales)
Varlam Shalamov — A Child’s Drawings (from Kolyma Tales)
Varlam Shalamov — Lend-Lease (from Kolyma Tales)
Alexander Solzhenitsyn — Matryona’s Home
Andrei Sinyavsky — Pkhentz
Yuri Kazakov — Adam and Eve
Georgi Vladimov — From Faithful Ruslan
Vladimir Voinovich — A Circle of Friends – (A Not Particularly Reliable Tale concerning a Certain Historic Get-together)
Sasha Sokolov — From A School for Fools

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The Complete Fairy Tales — Charles Perrault

Tales in Verse

The History of Griselda
Letter to M…., on sending him The History of Griselda
Three Silly Wishes


Stories or Tales of Bygone Times, with their Morals

To Mademoiselle
The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood
Little Red Riding-Hood
Puss in Boots
The Fairies
Ricky the Tuft
Hop o’ my Thumb
Appendix A: Selected Tales related to Perrault’s Contes
Appendix B: Early Versions of the last part of Sleeping Beauty and of The Fairies
Explanatory Notes


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The Power of Chowa — Akemi Tanaka

A quite enjoyable Japanese wisdom book with a rather different perspective, that of a Japanese woman who at times comes across as the outsider, shunned in some ways by conservative Japanese society for standing up — and standing out — as an independent woman, while at the same time Akemi is very clearly a traditionalist in all the ways that truly matter.   At least that’s the view i get on Akemi from these pages.

And why shouldn’t strong-minded, independent women take the very best of tradition and leave the worse of it behind?   Surely that’s the point of evolution, to take what is the best, that which benefits the most and to leave behind and slough off those very things that hinder, bind and stifle all of us ultimately; and in doing so build stronger and more resilient societies for the future.   Of course, there will always be tension between which side of this coin things fall on, the ultra conservative who blindly want to maintain everything, regardless of worth and value, while on the other side those who want to cast of everything they see as old and done.   Or maybe there’s a middle way, a way of Chowa?

It’s from these two different perspectives that Akemi takes us on this journey to discover Chowa, that balance and harmony within and without that we could all use a good dose of in our crazy modern lives.

Definitely another one of those books that i feel everyone who reads it with an open mind can find some small nugget to take away to help improve themselves, their lives and their environments.   I certainly feel it was worth the read and feel others will do so as well.

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