The Supervisor of The Sea

& Other Stories

The Supervisor of the Sea
and Other Stories

by Emil Draitser
152 pages

ISBN-10: 1879378477
ISBN-13: 978-1879378476


Draitser is best known for his short humorous stories and his collection of jokes entitled "Forbidden Laughter." "The Supervisor of the Sea" presents his longer and more serious stories in a sequence that moves from Russia to America to the fantastic beyond. Included is a deeply psychological "Faithful Masha," a story portraying the clash of Soviet and American cultures in the person of one visiting Soviet dignitary; "Wedding in Brighton Beach," a rapturous tribute to the color and passion of Russian emigre life; and "Zugzwang," an uncanny love story. Slavic and East European Journal considers Draitser's stories "beautifully wrought contemporary short fiction [and] a valuable contribution to contemporary Russian émigré literature." Stories included in this book have appeared in Partisan Review, The Kenyon Review, The Literary Review, International Quarterly, and other American and Canadian journals.


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