Download or read book Sketches of a Siberian Tourist and other stories written by Vladimir Korolenko and published by LA CASE Books. This book was released on 2022-08-23 with total page 1188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The writings of Vladimir Korolenko have been likened to “a fresh breeze blowing through the heavy air of a hospital.” The hospital is the pessimistic literature of the modern Russian intellectuals; the fresh breeze is the voice of the simple-hearted children of “Mother Russia.” These are for the most part tillers of the soil and conquerors of waste places; peasants, pioneers, and Siberian exiles; they often belong to the great class of “the insulted and the injured”: they suffer untold hardships, but their heads are unbowed and their hearts are full of courage and the desire for justice. Among them the great writer’s early life was spent.