Maxim Osipov - "Rock, Paper, Scissors and Other Stories" @ Bard

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
31 Campus Rd
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

A public reading and conversation sponsored by Bard's Russian/Eurasian Studies Program.

"In a single decade Russia changes a lot, but in two centuries — not at all." Maxim Osipov
Maxim Osipov by Elena Gandlevsky
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, Osipov established a charitable foundation to ensure the hospital’s survival. Since 2007, he has published short stories, novellas, essays, and plays, and has won a number of literary prizes for his fiction. He has published five collections of prose, and his plays have been staged all across Russia. Osipov’s writings have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He lives in Tarusa.

Praise for Rock, Paper, Scissors and Other Stories:

" accurate, unforgiving diagnosis of Russian life.” Svetlana Alexievich
"...extraordinary short stories of provincial life shine with a dark Chekhovian comedy." The Guardian


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Rock, Paper, Scissors: And Other Stories Cover Image
By Maxim Osipov, Svetlana Alexievich (Preface by), Boris Dralyuk (Editor), Alex Fleming (Translated by), Anne Marie Jackson (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781681373324
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: NYRB Classics - April 9th, 2019