A Paperback edition by Yuri Druznhikov in Russian and English (Jul 1, 2007)
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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... Read more
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.
Pushkin's Second Wife Paperback edition by Yuri Druznhikov
Yuri Druzhnikov's work has sold over 250,000 copies in Russia and he is considered by many European authors (including Alexander Solzhenitsyn) to be one of the most important Russian writers of modern times. His novel Angels on the Head of a Pin was named one of the ten best Russian novels of the twentieth century at the 1999 Warsaw conference. In 2001 he was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature. He teaches at the University of California at Davis.
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