This famous collection of Soviet satire from 1918 to 1963 devastatingly lampoons the social, economic, and cultural changes wrought by the Russian Revolution. Among the seventeen bold and inventive comic writers represented here are the brilliant Mikhail Bulgakov, author of The Master and Margarita, Ilf and Petrov, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Valentin Katayev, and Yuri Kazakov. qAmusing and excellent reading. The stories in this collection tell the reader more about Soviet life than a dozen sociological or political tracts.q - Isaac Bashevis Singer; qAn altogether admirable collection . . . by the highly talented translator Mirra Ginsburg . . . Many of these stories and sketches are delicious, even-a miracle!-funny, and full of subtlety and intelligence.q - The New Leader; qHilarious entertainment. Beyond this it illuminates with the cruel light of satire the reality behind the pretentious faAsade of the Soviet state.q - The Sunday Sun (Baltimore).A house is going up somewhere. ... Not only no place to stop, no place even toleave my few bagsand bundles. For two weeks ... aForthirty rubles, a he says, a Ican fix youupin the bathroom. ... Fill up thebathtub and dive toyour hearta#39;s content the livelong day. ... Wherever you turnedahotwater tanks, faucets, a marble bathtub.
|Title||:||The Fatal Eggs and Other Soviet Satire|
|Publisher||:||Grove/Atlantic, Inc. - 2007-12-01|