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About meValeriya Ilyinichina Novodvorskaya (Валерия Ильинична Новодворская), born on May 17, 1950, was a Soviet dissident and liberal Russian politician and journalist. She died on July 12, 2014.
About my libraryOn July 14, 2014, the Russian newspaper Argumenty i Fakty (Аргументы и факты) published a list of books that Valeriya Novodvorskaya had recommended to others as her favorites and a foundational reading list for anyone who wished to consider themselves educated. All entered works include the list number in the comment section. Under some authors, Novodvorskaya simply wrote "all" ("все"). For those entries, the author has been marked as a "favorite author." The original article and accompanying list can be viewed here.
Favorite authorsМаксимилиан Александрович Волошин, Валентин Дмитриевич Иванов, Aeschylus, Anna Akhmatova, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Anatolii Georgievich Aleksin, Hans Christian Andersen, Poul Anderson, Leonid Andreev, Arkady Averchenko, Dmitry Balashov, Charles Baudelaire, Beaumarchais, Heinrich Böll, Alexander Blok, Ray Bradbury, Pierre Jean de Béranger, Joseph Brodsky, Mikhail Bulgakov, Ivan Alekseevich Bunin, Robert Burns, Vasil Bykov, Anton Chekhov, G. K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie, Arthur C. Clarke, James Fenimore Cooper, de Saint Exupery, Heimito von Doderer, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Arthur Conan Doyle, Gerald Durrell, Sergeï Aleksandrovich Esenin, Eurípides, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Arkady Gaidar, Alexander Arkadevich Galich, William Golding, Natalya Gorbanevskaya, Alexander Green, Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Ursula K. Le Guin, Nikolai Gumilev, Bret Harte, Gerhart Hauptmann, Friedrich Hebbel, Heinrich Heine, Robert A. Heinlein, Ernest Hemingway, O. Henry, Susan Hill, Stephen King, Vasili Klyuchevsky, Pär Lagerkvist, Hubert Lampo, Michail Lermontov, Livy, Jack London, Federico García Lorca, Lisias, Maurice Maeterlinck, Vladimir Makanin, Osip Mandelstam, Gabriel García Márquez, François Mauriac, Dmitri Merezhkovsky, Adam Mickiewicz, Alberto Moravia, Prosper Mérimée, Robert Musil, Flannery O'Connor, Kenzaburō Ōe, Bulat Okudzhava, Boris Pasternak, Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Plato, Plutarch, Alexander Pushkin, Irina Ratushinskai︠a︡, Arthur Rimbaud, J. D. Salinger, Eugene Schwarz, I Selvinski, Seneca, William Shakespeare, Varlam Shalamov, Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Robert Sheckley, Vasily Shukshin, Clifford D. Simak, Sophocles, Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky, Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev, J. R. R. Tolkien, Marina Tsvetaeva, Vercors, Paul Verlaine, François Villon, Vladimir Vysotsky, John Wyndham (Shared favorites)
Real nameValeriya Ilyinichina Novodvorskaya
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Member sinceJul 17, 2014
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