THE CRUSHED FLOWER
His name was Yura.
He was six years old, and the world was to him enormous,
alive and bewitchingly mysterious. He knew the
sky quite well. He knew its deep a...
One contemporary called him the most popular and most discussed writer after Leo Tolstoy. Another peer--Kornei Ivanovich Chukovsky--identified him as the "most modern of modern writers." Leonid Andree...