Russian Literature: 1953-Present


Vladimir Semenovich Makanin/Владимир Семёнович Маканин

Short Biography and some works in English

Статья о Владимире Маканине (с краткой биографией)

Some of Makanin's works in Russian

Reading Guide:

What is the significance of the work's title?

Do an Internet search for the term "Beauty will save the world." Where did it come from? Does beauty save anything in this story?

Have you read any of the other stories about prisoners in the Caucasus? How is this one similar? How is is different?