Maxim Osipov, in conversation with Boris Dralyuk, discusses and signs Rock Paper Scissors: And Other Stories

The first English-language collection of a contemporary Russian master of the short story, recently profiled in The New Yorker.

Maxim Osipov, who lives and practices medicine in a town ninety miles outside Moscow, is one of Russia's best contemporary writers. In the tradition of Anton Chekhov and William Carlos Williams, he draws on his experiences in medicine to write stories of great subtlety and striking insight. Osipov's fiction presents a nuanced, collage-like portrait of life in provincial Russia--its tragedies, frustrations, and moments of humble beauty and inspiration. The twelve stories in this volume depict doctors, actors, screenwriters, teachers, entrepreneurs, local political bosses, and common criminals whose paths intersect in unpredictable yet entirely natural ways: in sickrooms, classrooms, administrative offices and on trains and in planes. Their encounters lead to disasters, major and minor epiphanies, and--on occasion--the promise of redemption. (New York Review of Books)


Event date: 
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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By Maxim Osipov, Svetlana Alexievich (Preface by), Boris Dralyuk (Editor), Alex Fleming (Translated by), Anne Marie Jackson (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781681373324
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: NYRB Classics - April 9th, 2019
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