Books: Beyond the Tractor

SHORT STORIES OF RUSSIA TODAY (250 pp.)—Edited by Yvonne Kapp—Houghton Mifflin($3.50).

"Shall I tell about a couple of lovers and how it turned out that she was the newly appointed director of the factory where he was an unsatisfactory worker? We've had that ten times. Shall I tell how she, his beloved, attained high production levels, while he, her beloved, was still not up to . . .? I don't even want to finish thinking this to the end: we've had it a hundred times already.''

This lament in Varvara Karbouvskaya's Bondage indicates how tired...

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