Maverick of the Russian masters

A new translation of the stories of Nikolai Leskov confirms that although different, he is the equal of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Turgenev

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Portrait of Nikolai Leskov by Valentin Serov 1894.
Portrait of Nikolai Leskov by Valentin Serov 1894.

Nikolai Leskov suffered in comparison with his contemporaries, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. But it was Leskov ? bawdy and humane ? who embodied Russia… Read more