Russian Literature: 1953-Present


Tatiana Nikitichna Tolstaia/
Татьяна Никитична Толстая

Very Short Biography on

Some of Tolstaia's works in Russian

Reading Guide:

Compare Pipka and Rimma.  How are they described?  Does the reader's perception of them change as the story progresses?

In "Fire and Dust," whose dreams seem more reasonable?  Whose dreams come true?

What is the role of Saint Petersburg in "Peters"? 

Is "Peters" a sad story? Is it chernukha?