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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Feed Those Brain Cells

We pick up where we left off last week, taking a look at some of the best of Russia's recent publications:

CLASSIC FOREIGN LITERATURE. Ann Radcliffe's gothic novel "The Mysteries of Udolfo" was recently published by the Amex private publishing house. The two hardcover volumes are selling for 5,000 rubles and up. Volume six of Marcel Proust's "Remembrances of Things Past," translated into Russian for the first time by the Kruz private printers, is on sale for 2,000 rubles.

CLASSIC RUSSIAN LITERATURE. The Moskovsky & Rabochy publishing house has issued the first volume of the eagerly anticipated 8-volume collected works by author Ivan Bunin, selling at 1,500 rubles. The private Andreyev & Sons publishers from St. Petersburg have come out with "F.M. Dostoevsky: Forgotten and Unknown Memoirs of His Contemporaries," a hardcover work on sale for 1,200 rubles and up.

CONTEMPORARY FOREIGN LITERATURE. Two recent hits are from Novosti publishers: Ken Follett's "Night Over Water" and Dean R. Koontz's "Lightning." Both were published in paperback and sell for between 1,200 and 2,000 rubles.

CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN LITERATURE. Volume two of Vasily Aksyonov's "Moscow Saga" has been published in hardcover by the Text private publishing house. The first two volumes and a receipt for the third, to be printed in the near future, are selling for less than 3,000. Another good buy is "Russians at Marienplatz," a new novel by Vladimir Kunin. Printed in paperback by the New Helikon press in St. Petersburg, it sells for 1,000 to 2,500 rubles.