Kazakov wrote lyrical and impressionistic prose in the tradition of Turgenev and Chekhov. His stories, although written in a minor key, contain fine descriptive passages and vivid imagery. A fine artst, whose works are carefully crafted and economically structured, Kazakov was a leading exponent of the short story in Russia during the 'Thaw'. Like many writers of his period, he is now ripe for reassessment.

Kazakov: Selected Stories 2013, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, New York

ISBN-13: 9781853992520

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