The Ladies from St. Petersburg, by Nina Berberova

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The Ladies from St. Petersburg: Three Novellas

by Nina Berberova

Translated from the Russian by Marian Schwartz

New Directions, 1998; paperback ed., 2000.

A New York Times Best Book of 1998

Winner, 2010 Soeurette Diehl Frasier Award for Best Translation from the Texas Institute of Letters



"Schwartz, Berberova's longtime friend and translator, has written an affecting introduction to this volume, which she has translated with care and a suitable transparency. "The Ladies from St. Petersburg" is a very slight book, but it should add to readers' respect for Berberova and, as Schwartz puts it, for "the force of her art, her intellect and her will." -- Ken Kalfus, New York Times
"Moving and memorable stories, beautifully translated by Marian Schwartz. Here's hoping she's at work on more of Berberova's fiction." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Schwartz's fine translation should help acquaint a larger audience with this writer, best known for her earlier works about life in Paris, including The Accompanist (which was turned into a film), The Tattered Cloak and Other Novels and her biography, Aleksandr Blok: A Life." – Publishers Weekly


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