Valery Bryusov was a Russian poet, prose writer, dramatist, translator, critic and historian. He was one of the principal members of the Russian Symbolist movement. The critic August Nemo selected seven short stories by this remarkable author for your enjoyment:- The Republic of the Southern Cross. - The Marble Bust. - For Herself or for Another. - In the Mirror. - Protection. - The "e;Bemol"e; Shop of Stationery. - Rhea Silvia.