The Fatal Eggs and Other Soviet Satire (Evergreen Book) (Paperback)

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By Mirra Ginsburg (Editor), Mirra Ginsburg (Translator)
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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 fa ade of the Soviet state. - The Sunday Sun (Baltimore).


Product Details
ISBN: 9780802130150
ISBN-10: 0802130151
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: January 21st, 1994
Pages: 305
Language: English
Series: Evergreen Book
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