Sergey Gandlevsky was born in Moscow into a family of engineers. In 1970 he entered the philological faculty of Moscow State University, where he attended the literary studio “Luch” and became friends with the poets of the future “Moscow time”. Over the past half century, he published several books of poetry and prose, won several prizes, and participated in several festivals.
In this collection of 34 short stories, author Alexis Levitin, travel set in hand, takes the reader on a journey across several continents – and even into space – exploring the joys of chess and its effect on the lives of those who play.
In this collection, Andrey Kneller has woven together his own poems with his translations of one of the most recognized and celebrated contemporary Russian poets, Vera Pavlova.