Pushed over the edge, Gogol's antihero descends into obsessions and decides he is the King of Spain.
Leo Tolstoy biography provides more context and analysis of writer's life and work than its size might suggest.
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is about the plight of the individual wishing to retain his individuality amid the imposing structure and regime around him.
Isaac Babel: a look at the work of a significant Russian fiction writer of the early twentieth century
Collection of post-Soviet Russian fiction reflects life in a new Russia and the influence of Russian literary heritage.