Pushkin's Second Wife And Other Micronovels

Pushkin's Second Wife
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780720613001
  • Druk: New title
  • juli 2007
  • 240 pagina's
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Short fiction from one of the great contemporary Russian writers.
In this heartfelt collection of stories, life in Russia is vividly described?both before and after the collapse of Communism?as well as the plight of Russian emigres in the USA in post-communist times. From a tour guide so in love with Pushkin that she lives with his wooden effigy and a businessman intent on enjoying his Kaif, to a taxi driver taking his daughter along with him on his rounds, the characters to be found in this rambunctious volume are both recognizable and bizarre, capable of cowardly corruptions but also heroic honesties, oppressed and bewildered but also invigorated by the challenge that everyday life presents?whatever economic system they live under.

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Praise for Yuri Druznhikov: For Madonna from Russia: 'Madonna from Russia is Druznhikov's gutsy response to the challenge of his precursors ... his writing is at times reminiscent of Solzhenitsyn but Druznhikov has a lot more humour and even offers a whiff of magical realism.' - Tibor Fischer, The Guardian 'Continuing in the literary traditions of such prolific Russian authors as Mikhail Bulgakov and Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, Druznhikov's sublime work mirrors Soviet corruption in its engaging prose ... this novel is a transcendent allegorical epic.' - Big Issue For Passport to Yesterday: Slender, delicate and written in a voice that manages to combine plainess and poetry, horror and humour, in a quite extraordinary way.' - Literary Review For Angels on the Head of a Pin: 'This stunning work of genius ... as scathingly funny as it is unrelentingly deadly' - Review of Contemporary Fiction 'Combines a sense of humour with a fantastic ability to write between the lines' - Isaac Bashevis Singer 'I congratulate Yuri Druznhikov on an excellent and very important book. This is the way, gradually, that at least most Soviet lies will be revealed.' - Alexsandyr Solzhenitsyn

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Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
New title
Verschijningsdatum
2007-07-30
Aantal pagina's
240 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee
Thema Subject Code
Onderwerp: Moderne en hedendaagse fictie

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Vertaald door
Thomas Moore

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9780720613001

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2007-07-01
Subtitel
And Other Micronovels

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