Life With An Idiot
Victor ErofeyevISBN: 014023621X;
Book Description Victor Erofeyev, a giant of contemporary Russian literature, has been hailed as the heir to the long- lost Russian avant-garde. The son of a high-ranking former Soviet diplomat, Erofeyev rebelled against Soviet values, and his works were banned until the Gorbachev era. His first translated novel, Russian Beauty , was published to great critical acclaim, and his writings in the New Yorker have won many American fans. Here, for the first time in English, is a collection of short stories written between 1978 and 1990, some of which have already acquired classic status in Russia. Written during the death-throes of the Soviet Union, though still relevant today, they have implications that are not restricted to Russia alone. In a nimble translation that preserves the dazzle and nuance of Erofeyev?s rich language, Life with an Idiot will introduce Victor Erofeyev to a new generation of readers.
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