Russian literature. The very phrase implies indisputable greatness. So enshrined are the works of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Chekhov in the iconostasis of world literature that non-Russian audiences often forget that there is a Russian literature devoid of samovars, counts, and love letters. And how would they know? More than two decades after the Soviet state ceased to be every Russian writer’s de-facto agent, only about a dozen literary agents represent Russian authors abroad. (via Anna Starobinets - The Morning News)
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