- Real Name
- Valeriya Ilyinichina Novodvorskaya
- About My Library
- On 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.
- About Me
- Valeriya 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.
- Moscow, Russia
- Favorite Authors
- Максимилиан Александрович Волошин, Валентин Дмитриевич Иванов, Aeschylus, Anna Akhmatova, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Anatolii Georgievich Aleksin, Hans Christian Andersen, Poul Anderson, Leonid Andreyev, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Arkady Averchenko, Dmitry Balashov, Charles Baudelaire, Pierre de Beaumarchais, Heinrich Böll, Alexander Blok, Ray Bradbury, Pierre Jean de Béranger, Joseph Brodsky, Mikhail Bulgakov, Ivan Bunin, Robert Burns, Vasil Bykov, Anton Chekhov, G. K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie, Arthur C. Clarke, James Fenimore Cooper, Heimito von Doderer, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Arthur Conan Doyle, Gerald Durrell, Sergeï Aleksandrovich Esenin, Euripides, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Arkady Gaidar, Aleksandr 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, Mikhail Lermontov, Titus Livius, Jack London, Federico García Lorca, Lysias, Maurice Maeterlinck, Vladimir Makanin, Osip Mandelstam, Gabriel García Márquez, François Mauriac, Dmitry Sergeyevich 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, Selvinski Ilia, Seneca, William Shakespeare, Varlam Shalamov, Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Robert Sheckley, Vasily Shukshin, Clifford D. Simak, Sophocles, Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky, J. R. R. Tolkien, Marina Tsvetaeva, Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev, Vercors, Paul Verlaine, François Villon, Vladimir Vysotskij, John Wyndham