Red Spectres, Translated by Muireann Maguire


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This collection of Gothic, uncanny and supernatural tales from revolutionary Russia is a remarkable find.

Who in the West knew that during and after the birth of the Soviet Union, phantoms, doubles and apparitions swept through the feverish imaginations of its major writers, from Bulgakov to Krzhizhanovsky?

The tormented minds of their heroes reframe the trauma of change and war as hauntings and possessions.

Behind these spooky sketches, expertly rendered here by Muireann Maguire, all Russia plunged into its own dark fantasy.