The Penguin Book of Russian Short Stories
I guess I've been in a Russian mood lately, since I read this and K Blows Top at the same time. I've had this book for years and never gotten to it, so thank you TBR challenge!
This is a collection of 20 short stories by Russia's most famous authors from Pushkin to Solzhenitsyn. I finally read Gogol's Nose! (It is weird and surreal.) I loved Turgenev's Bezhin Lea and Garshin's The Scarlet Flower. I did not really care for the Nabokov story even though I usually like Nabokov. And I very much liked Nagibin's Winter Oak.
I took my time with this book and read it a little slowly so I could enjoy every story. On the whole it was a lovely collection. This particular collection is no longer in print and Penguin has replaced it with one that's about twice as large. It's probably good too. I couldn't find an image of my edition at all, but it has this portrait of Pushkin on the cover, though this is a detail image.