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Ronald Meyer’s Translation of Dostoevsky Story Published in the New Penguin Book of Christmas Stories
November 11, 2020

Ronald Meyer‘s (Adjunct Associate Professor, Slavic) translation of Dostoyevsky’s “A Christmas Party and a Wedding” appears in the new Penguin Book of Christmas Stories: From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter:

This is a collection of the most magical, moving, chilling and surprising Christmas stories from around the world, taking us from frozen Nordic woods to glittering Paris, a New York speakeasy to an English country house, bustling Lagos to midnight mass in Rio, and even outer space.

Here are classic tales from writers including Truman Capote, Shirley Jackson, Dylan Thomas, Saki, and Chekhov, as well as little-known treasures such as Italo Calvino’s wry sideways look at Christmas consumerism, Wolfdietrich Schnurre’s story of festive ingenuity in Berlin, Selma Lagerlof’s enchanted forest in Sweden, and Irène Nemerovsky’s dark family portrait. Featuring santas, ghosts, trolls, unexpected guests, curmudgeons and miracles, here is Christmas as imagined by some of the greatest short story writers of all time.

Available from Bookshop.