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Envy (New York Review Books Classics)

Envy (New York Review Books Classics)
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Envy by Yuri Olesha

11 years, 7 months ago at Nov 1 19:50
Hidden soviet gem uses satire to make its point in part one, before losing it's way somewhat in the second part. A bit like Dead Souls, but not as good.

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Description: A NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS ORIGINAL One of the delights of Russian literature, a tour de force that has been compared to the best of Nabokov and Bulgakov, Yuri Olesha's novella Envy brings together cutting social satire, slapstick humor, and a wild visionary streak. Andrei is a model Soviet citizen, a swaggeringly self-satisfied mogul of the food industry who intends to revolutionize modern life with mass-produced sausage. Nikolai is a loser. Finding him drunk in the gutter, Andrei gives him a bed for the night and a job as a gofer. Nikolai takes what he can, but that doesn't mean he's grateful. Griping, sulking, grovelingly abjec ... (more)
Manufacturer: NYRB Classics
Release date: 31 May 2004
ISBN-10 : 1590170865 | ISBN-13: 9781590170861
Tags: Reviewed (1), Russian Lit (1), Fiction (1), Read In 2006 (1)
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