Nervous People and Other Satires (Paperback)

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By Mikhail Zoshchenko, Hugh McLean (Editor), Maria Gordon (Translator)
Out of Print


Typical targets of Zoshchenko's satire are the Soviet bureaucracy, crowded conditions in communal apartments, marital infidelities and the rapid turnover in marriage partners, and "the petty-bourgeois mode of life, with its adulterous episodes, lying, and similar nonsense." His devices are farcical complications, satiric understatement, humorous anachronisms, and an ironic contrast between high-flown sentiments and the down-to-earth reality of mercenary instincts.

Zoshchenko's sharp and original satire offers a marvelous window on Russian life in the 20s and 30s.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780253201928
ISBN-10: 0253201926
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: October 22nd, 1975
Pages: 480
Language: English