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The Belief in a Just World: A Fundamental Delusion
Melvin Lerner

THE TALES OF N. S. LESKOV. VOL. 1. THE MUSK-OX, AND OTHER TALES

THE TALES OF N. S. LESKOV. VOL. 1. THE MUSK-OX, AND OTHER TALES - R. NORMAN NIKOLAI SEMENOVICH LESKOV I'm reviewing this one because I can't find the proper collection on the site. The version I have is actually called Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Other Tales but contains the Musk-Ox. "The Musk-Ox" itself is certainly a unique story, but it doesn't really grab me. "The Sealed Angel" is certainly fascinating, but more as a docudrama then as a story. "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk" is probably the strongest story over-all, but I'm not sure how well the allusion holds. "Pamphalon the Entertainer" would be the best story in the bunch were it not for the ridiculous ending. "A Winter's Tale" is way too much wondering about a writer I don't particularly like. On the whole I have to say that I understand why Leskov is somewhat forgotten. If this is a best of, it doesn't exactly demand that I read more.