Mikhail Zoshchenko (1894–1958) was a leading Soviet satirist. His stories of the 1920s made him enormously popular with readers. In 1946, he was expelled from the Soviet writers’ union. Though reinstated in 1953, he never regained his stature or spirit and died of heart failure in 1958.
Risky Rasskazy: Mikhail Zoshchenko’s Thoroughly Unsentimental “Sentimental Tales”
Bob Blaisdell considers the six longer stories collected in Mikhail Zoshchenko’s “Sentimental Tales,” newly translated by Boris Dralyuk....