Books by Larissa Volokhonsky
NPR stories about Larissa Volokhonsky
In the 1970s, writer Elena Gorokhova sat in her apartment in St. Petersburg — then Leningrad — writing books she knew wouldn't make it past the censors. She recommends three revolutionary reads affirming that the human voice endures, even under the most suffocating circumstances.
Dueling versions of one of the world's great novels have created a book-world furor. One new edition calls itself the "original version." That's drawn fire from an editor who says it's basically a rough draft — and who just published another version by a team of superstar translators.
Day to Day reporter Karen Grigsby Bates, doing double duty as literary editor, shares her list of books that would make great gifts for the holidays.