"The remarkable creative possibilities of the treasure as a literary trope have been obvious to writers since at least the composition of the tales of The Arabian Nights, in the ninth century." – From the Curator's introduction.
This issue of Chtenia takes us on a multi-century romp through Russian literature in search of treasure. Whether it is bells hidden on a dilapidated estate, the long lost library of Ivan the Terrible, a son's coveting of his father's treasure (a la Pushkin) or the little treasures held close to a girl's heart... This issue, featuring contributions from several new Chtenia authors, is one you will want to hold on to.