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[PDF] ✍ Rock Paper Scissors and Other Stories Author Maxim Osipov – S2baby.co The first English language collection of a contemporary Russian master of the short storyMaxim Osipov who lives and practices medicine in a town ninety miles outside Moscow is one of Russia's best regThe first English language collection of a contemporary Russian master of the short storyMaxim Osipov who lives and practices medicine in a town ninety miles outside Moscow is one of Russia's best regarded writers In the tradition of Anton Chekhov and William Carlos Williams he draws on his experiences in medicine to craft stories of great subtlety and striking insight Rich in compassion but devoid of cheap sentim.

Ent Osipov's fiction presents a nuanced collage like portrait of life in provincial Russia—its tragedies its infinite frustrations and its moments of humble beauty and inspiration The twelve stories in this volume depict doctors actors and actresses screenwriters teachers entrepreneurs local political bosses and common criminals whose paths intersect in unpredictable yet entirely natural ways in sickrooms classr.

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MOBI Rock Paper Scissors and Other Stories PDF/EPUB ´ ☆ s2baby.co ☆ Maxim Osipov is a Russian writer and cardiologist In the early 1990s he was a research fellow at the University of California San Francisco before returning to Moscow where he continued to practice medicine and also founded a publishing house that specialized in medical musical and theological texts In 2005 while working at a local hospital in Tarusa a small town ninety miles from Moscow

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  1. Vit Babenco Vit Babenco says:

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  2. Janet Janet says:

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  3. Tsung Tsung says:

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  4. Chris Browning Chris Browning says:

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  5. Stuart Stuart says:

    MOBI Rock Paper Scissors and Other Stories PDF/EPUB ´ ☆ s2baby.co ☆ rock kindle, paper kindle, scissors book, other kindle, stories free, Rock Paper pdf, Scissors and kindle, Paper Scissors and kindle, Rock Paper Scissors and Other Stories PDF/EPUBWhen I went to my father's town in Ukraine last year I got the sense that time had stood still for 100 years Apparently the same is or less true in Russia These tales of contemporary provincial Russia suggest that Chekhov never died and Putin has pushed Russia back to about 1900 Maybe MRADHA Make Russia Awful Desperate and Hopeless Again should be Putin's campaign slogan Then again it could have been Stalin's and Czar Nicholas' motto too Osipov's stories are blunt but effective


  6. Jason Jason says:

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  7. Jay Gertzman Jay Gertzman says:

    MOBI Rock Paper Scissors and Other Stories PDF/EPUB ´ ☆ s2baby.co ☆ rock kindle, paper kindle, scissors book, other kindle, stories free, Rock Paper pdf, Scissors and kindle, Paper Scissors and kindle, Rock Paper Scissors and Other Stories PDF/EPUBWhat I found exceptional in these stories was the observations delivered off handedly by characters in spur of the moment situations that provide ri


  8. E.P. E.P. says:

    MOBI Rock Paper Scissors and Other Stories PDF/EPUB ´ ☆ s2baby.co ☆ rock kindle, paper kindle, scissors book, other kindle, stories free, Rock Paper pdf, Scissors and kindle, Paper Scissors and kindle, Rock Paper Scissors and Other Stories PDF/EPUBIn Rock Paper Scissors we meet a new Russia one that stands with one foot in the recent Soviet past one foot in the distant past of Pushkin and Lermontov and well a third foot in the Millennial post Soviet present And maybe a fourth foot in the WestLike Chekhov and Bulgakov Maxim Osipov is a doctor by training and trade and there's definitely than a hint of Chekhov in these stories They mainly feature people of the intelligentsia class doctors theater directors and the like Although several of the stories are set in or around hospitals these are not primarily medical tales but tales of small town Russian life before and after the collapse of the Soviet Union For the older characters the USSR is a matter of ambivalent nostalgia; for the younger ones it's a story told by their parents and grandparents The Soviet Union everyone agrees had its flaws but the current system does too Several of the characters believe that things will be much better in the West but t


  9. James Murphy James Murphy says:

    MOBI Rock Paper Scissors and Other Stories PDF/EPUB ´ ☆ s2baby.co ☆ rock kindle, paper kindle, scissors book, other kindle, stories free, Rock Paper pdf, Scissors and kindle, Paper Scissors and kindle, Rock Paper Scissors and Other Stories PDF/EPUBI did not care for this I found the stories uniformly boring and the characters uninteresting These 2 ualities made the collection an agonizing read


  10. Tom Tom says:

    MOBI Rock Paper Scissors and Other Stories PDF/EPUB ´ ☆ s2baby.co ☆ rock kindle, paper kindle, scissors book, other kindle, stories free, Rock Paper pdf, Scissors and kindle, Paper Scissors and kindle, Rock Paper Scissors and Other Stories PDF/EPUBBecause Osipov is a small town practicing physician who uses physician narrators or characters with close connections to a physician comparisons to Checkhov are probably inevitable and accurate Take Checkhov's characters transplant them to present day Russia Osipov was born in 1963 little has changed but the technology and hovering presence of a corrupt citizen hostile government Osipov can be funny too and Alex Fleming's translation of On the Banks of the Spree captures the flow of conversation idiomatic to US ears I don't know if the Russian version follows the same rhythmic patterns but whatever the original cadence humor depends a lot on pacing and timing same as with horror stories which seems innate knack than a skill that can be honed very much Think of all the unfunny people you know So a long hats off to Fleming for his fine translation work which is eualled by contributions from Boris Dralyuk and Anne Marie Jackson Favorite stor


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