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The Road to Rome relates a Soviet Casanova's secret love affairs with women from the West: these encounters are his way of breaking out of stifling Soviet reality and into an exotic and forbidden world. Eventually able to travel abroad, he ends up spending a year in America and returns to Moscow - the Third Rome - a changed man. The appeal of this book is not only in its infectious eroticism, its wit and humor, but mainly in its masterful portrayal of Soviet Russia in the 1970s. Nominated for the Russian Booker Prize, The Road to Rome was named one of the ten best books of 1994.

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"A veritable Moscow Decameron," "the Soviet Casanova of Russian literature". Naughty autobiographical narratives about the late 1970s in the USSR.

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Klimontovich, like most intellectuals of his generation, suffered from a "confinement complex", lacking the freedom to travel and see the world. This is the subject of his best-selling book The Road to Rome relating his picaresque encounters with women from the West as his way of breaking out of stifling Soviet reality and into an exotic and forbidden world.

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Born in 1951, Nikolai Klimontovich trained as a physicist before becoming a prize-winning novelist and playwright.

Product Details

ISBN:
9785717200691
Translator:
Williams, Frank
Publisher:
GLAS New Russian Writing
Translator:
Williams, Frank
Author:
Klimontovich, Nikolai
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
1
Series:
New Russian Writing
Series Volume:
35
Publication Date:
20041202
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
270
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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"A veritable Moscow Decameron," "the Soviet Casanova of Russian literature". Naughty autobiographical narratives about the late 1970s in the USSR.
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Klimontovich, like most intellectuals of his generation, suffered from a "confinement complex", lacking the freedom to travel and see the world. This is the subject of his best-selling book The Road to Rome relating his picaresque encounters with women from the West as his way of breaking out of stifling Soviet reality and into an exotic and forbidden world.
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