August is Women in Translation Month–a time in which we celebrate and read works in translation by female authors. In appreciation of our women in translation, this week we’re featuring Sofia Khvoshchinskaya’s City Folk and Country Folk. An unsung gem of nineteenth-century Russian literature, City Folk and Country Folk is a satire of Russia’s aristocratic and pseudo-intellectual elites in the 1860s. Sofia Khvoshchinskaya, writing under a male pseudonym, centers her story on a common-sense, hardworking noblewoman and her self-assured daughter living on their small rural estate.
Throughout the week, we will be featuring content about the book and its author on our blog as well as on our Twitter feed and our Facebook page. Be sure to enter our giveaway by filling out the form below. The winner will be contacted on Friday, August 17.