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New Russian Writing

10th September 2006

Dear All

Received from the Pushkin Club

Best wishes
Ute

Tuesday 10 October 2006, 7:45 pm
Purcell Room

Host: Andrew O’Hagan

War and Peace – New Russian Writing

War and Peace is a collection of new fiction from Russia. This is writing
with a
political edge, emerging from a country embracing a new social and
economic
freedom, yet still haunted by a dark past.

Arkady Babchenko's Argun is a visceral account of his first-hand
experiences in
Chechnya: soldiers bartering weapons for food, commanders torturing their
subordinates and the terror of young soldiers and local communities.

In Maria Rybakova's story Inspiration, a young academic loses his
virginity to a
calculating woman writer who seduces him to collect material for her
novel.

Olga Slavnikova's The Secret of the Unread Note paints a picture of a
young
provincial woman and her inventive quest for passion and escape.

The event features bilingual readings and is chaired by Andrew O'Hagan.

War and Peace is published by Glas, in association with New Writing North.
Book
Online: www.rfh.org.uk

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