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The Fatal Eggs, and Other Soviet Satire, 1918-1963 (Evergreen Book)

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Synopsis:

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. "Amusing and excellent reading. The stories in this collection tell the reader more about Soviet life than a dozen sociological or political tracts." - Isaac Bashevis Singer; "An 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." - The New Leader; "Hilarious entertainment. Beyond this it illuminates with the cruel light of satire the reality behind the pretentious façade of the Soviet state." - The Sunday Sun (Baltimore).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802130150
Editor:
Ginsburg, Mirra
Publisher:
Grove Press
Editor:
Ginsburg, Mirra
Editor:
Ginsburg
Author:
Ginsburg, Mirra
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Russian & Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
Humor
Subject:
Russian wit and humor
Subject:
Satire, Russian -- Translations into English.
Subject:
Satire, Russian.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Evergreen Book
Series Volume:
EPT-2
Publication Date:
19940121
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
305
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.75 in 7 oz

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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. "Amusing and excellent reading. The stories in this collection tell the reader more about Soviet life than a dozen sociological or political tracts." - Isaac Bashevis Singer; "An 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." - The New Leader; "Hilarious entertainment. Beyond this it illuminates with the cruel light of satire the reality behind the pretentious façade of the Soviet state." - The Sunday Sun (Baltimore).
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