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Farewell to Matyora (European Classics)

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A fine example of Village Prose from the post-Stalin era, Farewell to Matyora decries the loss of the Russian peasant culture to the impersonal, soulless march of progress.

It is the final summer of the peasant village of Matyora. A dam will be completed in the fall, destroying the village. Although their departure is inevitable, the characters over when, and even whether, they should leave. A haunting story with a heartfelt theme, Farewell to Matyora is a passionate plea for humanity and an eloquent cry for a return to an organic life.

Synopsis:

A fine example of Village Prose from the post-Stalin era, Farewell to Matyora decries the loss of the Russian peasant culture to the impersonal, soulless march of progress. Valentin Rasputin's novel of a village destroyed by anonymous technology argues that mankind can only be spiritually regenerated by returning to the old rural way of life.

About the Author

Valentin Grigoriyevich Rasputin (born March 15, 1937) is a Russian writer. He was born and lived much of his life in the Irkutsk Oblast in Eastern Siberia. Rasputin's works depict rootless urban characters and the fight for survival of centuries-old traditional rural ways of life. Rasputin covers complex questions of ethics and spiritual revival.

Kathleen Parthé is Professor of Russian Literature at the University of Rochester and the author of Russian Village Prose.

Antonina W. Bouis has translated numerous novels and plays from the Russian.

 

Table of Contents

Foreword by Kathleen Parthé

Farewell to Matyora

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810113299
Translator:
Bouis, Antonina W.
Foreword:
Parthe, Kathleen
Foreword:
Parthe, Kathleen
Author:
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Author:
Kathleen
Author:
Rasputin, Valentin
Author:
Kathleen Parth
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Parthe, Kathleen
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Parth
Author:
Bouis, Antonina W.
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Location:
Evanston, Ill. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Soviet Union Social life and customs 1970-1991 Fiction.
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
1
Series:
European Classics
Series Volume:
160-93
Publication Date:
19950901
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
227
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.13 in

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Product details 227 pages Northwestern University Press - English 9780810113299 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A fine example of Village Prose from the post-Stalin era, Farewell to Matyora decries the loss of the Russian peasant culture to the impersonal, soulless march of progress. Valentin Rasputin's novel of a village destroyed by anonymous technology argues that mankind can only be spiritually regenerated by returning to the old rural way of life.
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