Cross Currents in Russian Literature, Film and Music
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The Bathhouse and Other Stories
Recently came across a wonderful collection of short stories by Mikhail Zoshchenko, a witty satirist from the 1920s. The title story is about his experience at a public bathhouse and is a wonderful quick read. Captures all the humor and pathos of life in the old USSR. Needless to say, he often ran afoul of authorities.