Russian Literature: 1953-Present


Vasily Pavlovich Aksyonov (Василий Павлович Аксёнов)

New York Times Obituary with Partial Biography


"Halfway to the Moon" in Russian: "На полпути к луне"

More of Aksenov's works in Russian.

Reading Guide:

To what can the changes in Kirpichenko's character be attributed?

Were you surprised by anything about the life of a young working man in the Soviet Union as portrayed in this short story?