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Goodness!  Is Maslenitsa week already almost over? I guess that means that spring is almost here!  Of course, in parts of the world early “spring” looks, or at least looked, a lot like this: While down here where I’m currently living, I’m pleased to say that the daffodils burst into bloom yesterday, and this time […]

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“Asan” by Vladimir Makanin

Asan Vladimir Makanin “Asan wants money. Asan wants blood.” Within the emerging genre of “Chechen,” as in referring to the recent Chechen wars, prose, Vladimir Makanin’s “Asan” has engendered controversy. To a field zealously guarded by its veterans, the non-veteran Makanin has contributed two works: the novella “Caucasian Captive” (Кавказский пленный) and now the novel […]

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“Captive of the Caucasus” by Vladimir Makanin and “Captive” by Aleksey Uchitel

Kavkazskii plennyi Vladimir Makanin I have to be upfront here and say that I’ve only read Kavkazskii plennyi, not the rest of the stories in this collection, so I can only judge that. But anyone interested in the development of contemporary Russian literature and its relationship with its illustrious past will definitely want to read […]

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Boxing Day Deals!

It’s a frigid Boxing Day here, so it seems like a great time to give away The Midnight Land! Book I is FREE December 26-28 on Kindle!  Get it here. And Part II is only 99c!  Get it here. And you can pick up a free preview of The Breathing Sea, along with lots of […]

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