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From Vladimir Voinovich, one of the great satirists of contemporary Russian literature, comes a new comic novel about the absurdity of politics and the place of the individual in the sweep of human events. <BR>"Monumental Propaganda, Voinovich's first novel in twelve years, centers on Aglaya Stepanovna Revkina, a true believer in Stalin, who finds herself bewildered and beleaguered in the relative openness of the Khrushchev era. She believes her greatest achievement was to have browbeaten her community into building an iron statue of the supreme leader, which she moves into her apartment after his death. And despite the ebb and flow of political ideology in her provincial town, she stubbornly, and at all costs, centers her life on her private icon. <BR>Voinovich's humanely comic vision has never been sharper than it is in this hilarious but deeply moving tale-equally all-seeing about Stalinism, the era of Khrushchev, and glasnost in the final years of Soviet rule. The "New York Times Book Review called his classic work, "The Life & Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin, "a masterpiece of a new form-socialist surrealism . . . the Soviet "Catch-22 written by a latter-day Gogol." In "Monumental Propaganda we have the welcome return of a truly singular voice in world literature.

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A first novel in twelve years by the satirical author of The Life & Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin finds Aglaya, a believer in Stalinism, centering her life on the dictator's methods in spite of her provincial community's political ideologies. Reprint.

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ISBN:
9781585678112
Author:
Voinovich, Vladimir
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Translator:
Bromfield, Andrew
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 5.4 x 0.93 in 0.69 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , A first novel in twelve years by the satirical author of The Life & Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin finds Aglaya, a believer in Stalinism, centering her life on the dictator's methods in spite of her provincial community's political ideologies. Reprint.
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