‘The Bridge Over the Neroch: And Other Works’ by Leonid Tsypkin

The two novellas and five short stories that make up The Bridge Over the Neroch: And Other Works comprise the rest of the writing left to us by the author of Summer in Baden-Baden, Leonid Tsypkin. New Directions is bringing the book out in February 2013 and you can read my review in the 2nd anniversary issue of Asymptote, which is just out.

The magazine also contains an excerpt from Vasily Grossman’s An Armenian Sketchbook as well as an essay by its translator Robert Chandler, the play Thanksgiving Day by Belarus Free Theatre co-founder Nikholai Khalezin, a play the theater’s other co-founder, Khalezin’s wife Natalia Koliada sent me just around the time of the country’s rigged 2010 presidential elections that subsequently forced the couple to go into exile. I wrote about the play, the theater company and their US tour here.

And that’s just the Russian-language content. The rest of the magazine is full of great fiction, poetry, essays and art. Read it here.

Photo – Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand of Mount Ararat by Vittore Carpaccio

Note – The names of the co-founders of the Belarus Free Theatre are often transliterated differently so that Nikolai Khalezin can be Nikolai Khalezhin and Natalia Koliada can be Natalia Kaliada.

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