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The Resource Sentimental tales, Mikhail Zoshchenko ; translated by Boris Dralyuk

Sentimental tales, Mikhail Zoshchenko ; translated by Boris Dralyuk

Label
Sentimental tales
Title
Sentimental tales
Statement of responsibility
Mikhail Zoshchenko ; translated by Boris Dralyuk
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mikhail Zoshchenko's Sentimental Tales are satirical portraits of small-town characters on the fringes of Soviet society in the first decade of Bolshevik rule. The tales are narrated by one Kolenkorov, who is anything but a model Soviet author: not only is he still attached to the era of the old regime, he is also, quite simply, not a very good writer. Shaped by Zoshchenko's masterful hands--he takes credit for editing the tales in a series of comic prefaces--Kolenkorov's prose is beautifully mangled, full of stylistic infelicities, overloaded flights of metaphor, tortured cliché, and misused bureaucratese, in the tradition of Gogol. Yet beneath Kolenkorov's intrusive narration and sublime blathering, the stories are genuinely moving. They tell tales of unrequited love and amorous misadventures among down-on-their-luck musicians, provincial damsels, aspiring poets, and liberal aristocrats hopelessly out of place in the new Russia, against a backdrop of overcrowded apartments, scheming, and daydreaming. Zoshchenko's deadpan style and sly ventriloquy mask a biting critique of Soviet life--and perhaps life in general. An original perspective on Soviet society in the 1920s and simply uproariously funny, Sentimental Tales at last shows Anglophone readers why Zoshchenko is considered among the greatest humorists of the Soviet era."--Amazon.com
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Is translation of
Cataloging source
UOK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1895-1958
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zoshchenko, Mikhail
Dewey number
891.73/42
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG3476.Z7
LC item number
A2 2018
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dralyuk, Boris
Series statement
Russian library
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  • Zoshchenko, Mikhail
  • Short stories, Russian
  • Soviet Union
  • Satire, Russian
  • Russian wit and humor
  • Zoshchenko, Mikhail
  • Manners and customs
  • Russian wit and humor
  • Satire, Russian
  • Short stories, Russian
  • Soviet Union
Label
Sentimental tales, Mikhail Zoshchenko ; translated by Boris Dralyuk
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A note on the text -- Preface to the first edition -- Preface to the second edition -- Preface to the third edition -- Preface to the fourth edition -- Apollo and Tamara -- People -- A terrible night -- What the nightingle sang -- A merry adventure -- Lilacs in bloom
Control code
1042813613
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 214 pages
Isbn
9780231183789
Lccn
2017054206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042813613
Label
Sentimental tales, Mikhail Zoshchenko ; translated by Boris Dralyuk
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A note on the text -- Preface to the first edition -- Preface to the second edition -- Preface to the third edition -- Preface to the fourth edition -- Apollo and Tamara -- People -- A terrible night -- What the nightingle sang -- A merry adventure -- Lilacs in bloom
Control code
1042813613
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 214 pages
Isbn
9780231183789
Lccn
2017054206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042813613

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