Russian Literature: 1953-Present


Vasilii Makarovich Shukshin (Василий Макарович Шукшин)

Dates in Shukshin's life

Shukshin Museum web site (Russian version)

HTML versions of the assigned stories in Russian: 


Микроскоп (и другие рассказы)


Пост скриптум (Compressed in RAR format.)

Reading Guide:

How do these works portray women? Are they misogynistic?

How are country and city life and culture juxtaposed in these works and what conclusions can be drawn from such juxtapositions?