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The Galosh: Selected Comic Short Stories By Mikhail Zoshchenko Jeremy Hicks,

  • Title: The Galosh: Selected Comic Short Stories
  • Author: Mikhail Zoshchenko Jeremy Hicks
  • ISBN: 9780946162659
  • Page: 401
  • Format: Paperback
  • In his prime, satirist Mikhail Zoschenko was widely read in the Soviet Union than either Pasternak or Solzhenitsyn His stories give expression to the bewildered experience of the ordinary Soviet citizen struggling to survive in the 1920 s and 30s, beset by an acute housing shortage, ubiquitous theft and corruption, and the impenetrable new ideological language of thIn his prime, satirist Mikhail Zoschenko was widely read in the Soviet Union than either Pasternak or Solzhenitsyn His stories give expression to the bewildered experience of the ordinary Soviet citizen struggling to survive in the 1920 s and 30s, beset by an acute housing shortage, ubiquitous theft and corruption, and the impenetrable new ideological language of the Soviet state Written in the semi educated talk of the man or woman on the street, these stories enshrine one of the greatest achievements of the people of the Soviet Union their gallows humor Housing block tenants who reject electricity because it illuminates their squalor too harshly, a young couple who live in a bathroom, a railway line manager making a speech against bribery who accidentally mentions his own affinity for kickbacks in all of Zoschenko s characters, petty materialism is balanced with a poignant faith in the revolutionary project Zoschenko, the self described temporary substitute for the proletarian writer, combines wicked satire and an earthy empathy with a brilliance that places him squarely in the classic Russian comic tradition Jeremy Hick s translation of The Galosh brings together sixty five of Zoschenko s finest short stories bringing the choice writings of perhaps Soviet Russia s most humorous and moving writer to American readers for the first time.
    The Galosh Selected Comic Short Stories In his prime satirist Mikhail Zoschenko was widely read in the Soviet Union than either Pasternak or Solzhenitsyn His stories give expression to the bewildered experience of the ordinary Soviet citiz

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    1. These are hilarious Great satire, some good stuff I dont really care for his serious stuff.He has a really good grasp of the hypocrisy of the USSR, plus some of the idiocy of the peasants.

    2. This is one of the best collection of short essays I ve ever read I m not always a fan of short essays, but these cracked me up.The author was a satirist writing in the 1920s and 1930s, just after the Bolshevik revolution in Russia The essays were all published in Russian newspapers, both mainstream and satirical All the essays are humorous but also heart breaking musings on the state of post Revolution Russia, and in particular how people deal when official propaganda and ideology don t match u [...]

    3. M Zoshchenko is my favorite satirist of all time These very short stories 1 3 pages were written in the 1920 s, providing a glimpse into the then modernized Russia Zoshchenko, a Ukrainian writing in Russian, was the most popular satirist of the Soviet period In What Generosity one of my favorite stories , Soviet brewery workers are rewarded with two free bottles of beer, but the beers are rejects with woodchips, flies, hair, and other inedible items in them When home, the workers open these bott [...]

    4. This collection of short short stories almost all of them come in at less than three pages is an enjoyable satire of life in early Soviet Russia While the don t have much in the way of linguistic or literary merit, they are, from a sociological perspective, very much worth reading Insight can be drawn from them about the concerns of the average Russian citizen during this period, and the biting social commentary is still relevant today, even 80 years, thousands of miles, and a political and econ [...]

    5. I would have really loved these stories if I read them they way they were intended and originally printed as occasional treats published individually in magazines However, in a collection of 65, they re harder to take The stories, each only 2 4 pages long, are generally very funny although the proletarian writing style and the topics become repetitive after than a few stories in a row All in all, they re great, fun stories, but they require a lot of dilution with other reading.

    6. Komick , vesel , satirick kniha o Rusku dvadsiatych rokov Kniha je zlo en z mali k ch pr behov, i sk r obrazov z ruskej sovietskej malej spolo nosti Napriek tomu, e autor p sal v komunistickom re ime, nie je v nej bada ani kvapku propagandy event v e kontroluj ceho ve k ho brata, lovek m pocit, e autor sa dokonca asi ani ni oho neb l Ve si len spome me na diela na ich alebo neskor ch komunistick ch spisovate ov Mus m v ak doda , e Zo enko toto nap sal e te pred danovov m poriadkom v umen , po kt [...]

    7. Here is a delightful collection of witty and humorous socially conscious stories that highlight the political and economic follies, faced by everyday Russian citizens in the 1920 s and 1930 s I salute you comrade Zoshchenko

    8. Some of these brief stories are quite good, though not everyone packs a punch Still, it was nice to find this collection of tales by a writer famous in his lifetime and pretty much unknown by us here in the States.

    9. A sharp and mind numbing stroll into life in Soviet Russia, where the joys the the revolution seemed unappreciated by the happy workers waiting in 5 hours lines for their bread rations.

    10. Some of the short stories are the same as Nervous People I think this translation is funnier, but the other book has content Pick one or the other

    11. I didn t like the translation the guy seemed like a jerk The stories were hilarious, some even laugh out loud funny I think they would be much better pa rooskie.

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