Another book written in the 1920s (but not Russian) is Franz Kafka's "The castle". Somebody recommended this to me and I read it last spring. It's a very confusing book: I still couldn't figure out what it was all about. The _extremely_ long sentences (some taking more than a full page) bored me in the middle of the book. But, I know a lot of people view it with high regards, so you might want to check it out.
EDIT: Okay, I remembered some more books about 1920's I enjoyed reading. This time Russian Sci-fi's:
Aelita (Queen/Lady of Mars), by Alexi tolstoy: How two russian astronomers (one of them a veteran of the red army) free the oppressed citizens of the Red Planet. It has some nice love story in it too. A really good scif-fi (or, depending how you read it, propaganda) book. I heard there is a silent-movie based on this book, but never watched it.
The amphibian, by belayev : The story of a person with a shark heart. He lives both in the ocean and on land (in the latin america). A nice adventure book. There is also a movie based on this book, but I haven't watched it.
Okey dokey, that's enough recommendations, I think.
Last edited by eta psi; Jul 31st, 2003 at 01:37 PM.