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Shteyngart, Gary 1972-

Works: 42 works in 324 publications in 20 languages and 12,212 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  Biography  Dystopian fiction  Black humor  Autobiographies  Biographies  Novels  Bildungsromans  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS3619.H79, 813.6
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Super sad true love story : a novel by Gary Shteyngart( Book )

60 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 2,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a very near future -- oh, let's say next Tuesday -- a functionally illiterate America is about to collapse. But don't that tell that to poor Lenny Abramov, the thirty-nine-year-old son of an angry Russian immigrant janitor, proud author of what may well be the world's last diary, and less-proud owner of a bald spot shaped like the great state of Ohio. Despite his job at an outfit called Post-Human Services, which attempts to provide immortality for its super-rich clientèle, death is clearly stalking this cholesterol-rich morsel of a man. And why shouldn't it? Lenny's from a different century -- he totally loves books (or "printed, bound media artifacts," as they're now known), even though most of his peers find them smelly and annoying. But even more than books, Lenny loves Eunice Park, an impossibly cute and impossibly cruel twenty-four-year-old Korean American woman who just graduated from Elderbird College with a major in Images and a minor in Assertiveness. After meeting Lenny on an extended Roman holiday, blistering Eunice puts that Assertiveness minor to work, teaching our "ancient dork" effective new ways to brush his teeth and making him buy a cottony nonflammable wardrobe. But America proves less flame-resistant than Lenny's new threads. The country is crushed by a credit crisis, riots break out in New York's Central Park, the city's streets are lined with National Guard tanks on every corner, the dollar is so over, and our patient Chinese creditors may just be ready to foreclose on the whole mess. Undeterred, Lenny vows to love both Eunice and his homeland. He's going to convince his fickle new love that in a time without standards or stability, in a world where single people can determine a dating prospect's "hotness" and "sustainability" with the click of a button, in a society where the privileged may live forever but the unfortunate will die all too soon, there is still value in being a real human being
Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart( Book )

61 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 2,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoping to get out of Russia and return to his adopted home in the U.S., Misha Vainberg, the obese son of a wealthy Russian, makes his way to Absurdsvani, a small unstable country on the brink of civil war
The Russian debutante's handbook by Gary Shteyngart( Book )

48 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian immigrant Vladimir Girshkin finds himself returning to the Russian city of Prave where he becomes involved in a pyramid scheme to defraud his friends in the American ex-pat community
Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart( )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and French and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet our hero, the outsize Misha Vainberg, son of the 1,238th-richest man in Russia, lover of large portions of food and drink, lover and inept performer of rap music, and lover of a South Bronx Latina whom he longs to rejoin in New York City, if only the American INS will grant him a visa. It won't, because Misha's late beloved Papa whacked an Oklahoma businessman of some prominence; now Misha is paying the price of exile from his adopted American homeland. He's stuck in Russia, dreaming of his beloved Rouenna and the Oz of NYC
Lake Success : a novel by Gary Shteyngart( Book )

12 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When his dream of the perfect marriage, the perfect son, and the perfect life implodes, a Wall Street millionaire takes a cross-country bus trip in search of his college sweetheart and ideals of youth. Myopic, narcissistic, hilariously self-deluded and divorced from the real world as most of us know it, hedge fund manager Barry Cohen oversees $2.4 billion in assets. Deeply stressed by an SEC investigation and by his 3 year-old-son's diagnosis of autism, he flees New York on a Greyhound bus in search of a simpler, more romantic life with his old college sweetheart, whom he hasn't seen or spoken to in years. Meanwhile, reeling from the fight that caused Barry's departure, his super-smart wife Seema--a driven first-generation American who craved a picture-perfect life, with all the accoutrements of a huge bank account--has her own demons to face. How these two imperfect characters navigate the Shteyngartian chaos of their own making is the heart of this biting, brilliant, emotionally resonant novel very much of our times"--
Super sad true love story : a novel by Gary Shteyngart( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a novel set in the near future, when a beautiful, yet cruel, woman that Lenny Abramov met in Italy says she is coming to stay with him in New York, even the tanks and soldiers stationed in the city and the ongoing war with Venezuela can't get him down
The best American travel writing by Paul Theroux( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in 2013, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites
Little failure : a memoir by Gary Shteyngart( Book )

23 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR "SO FAR" BY TIME AND THE WASHINGTON POST NAMED ONE OF KIRKUS REVIEWS ' "NEW BOOKS DESTINED TO BECOME CLASSICS" SHORTLISTED FOR THE SPEAR'S BOOK AWARD IN MEMOIR After three acclaimed novels, Gary Shteyngart turns to memoir in a candid, witty, deeply poignant account of his life so far. Shteyngart shares his American immigrant experience, moving back and forth through time and memory with self-deprecating humor, moving insights, and literary bravado. The result is a resonant story of family and belonging that feels epic and intimate and distinctly his own. Born Igor Shteyngart in Leningrad during the twilight of the Soviet Union, the curious, diminutive, asthmatic boy grew up with a persistent sense of yearning--for food, for acceptance, for words--desires that would follow him into adulthood. At five, Igor wrote his first novel, Lenin and His Magical Goose, and his grandmother paid him a slice of cheese for every page. In the late 1970s, world events changed Igor's life. Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev made a deal: exchange grain for the safe passage of Soviet Jews to America--a country Igor viewed as the enemy. Along the way, Igor became Gary so that he would suffer one or two fewer beatings from other kids. Coming to the United States from the Soviet Union was equivalent to stumbling off a monochromatic cliff and landing in a pool of pure Technicolor. Shteyngart's loving but mismatched parents dreamed that he would become a lawyer or at least a "conscientious toiler" on Wall Street, something their distracted son was simply not cut out to do. Fusing English and Russian, his mother created the term Failurchka --Little Failure--which she applied to her son. With love. Mostly. As a result, Shteyngart operated on a theory that he would fail at everything he tried. At being a writer, at being a boyfriend, and, most important, at being a worthwhile human being. Swinging between a Soviet home life and American aspirations, Shteyngart found himself living in two contradictory worlds, all the while wishing that he could find a real home in one. And somebody to love him. And somebody to lend him sixty-nine cents for a McDonald's hamburger. Provocative, hilarious, and inventive, Little Failure reveals a deeper vein of emotion in Gary Shteyngart's prose. It is a memoir of an immigrant family coming to America, as told by a lifelong misfit who forged from his imagination an essential literary voice and, against all odds, a place in the world. Praise for Little Failure "Hilarious and moving ... The army of readers who love Gary Shteyngart is about to get bigger."--The New York Times Book Review "A memoir for the ages ... brilliant and unflinching."--Mary Karr "Dazzling ... a rich, nuanced memoir ... It's an immigrant story, a coming-of-age story, a becoming-a-writer story, and a becoming-a-mensch story, and in all these ways it is, unambivalently, a success." --Meg Wolitzer, NPR "Literary gold ... [a] bruisingly funny memoir." -- Vogue "A giant success." --Entertainment Weekly "[Little Failure] finds the delicate balance between sidesplitting and heartbreaking." --O: The Oprah Magazine "Should become a classic of the immigrant narrative genre." --The Miami Herald From the Hardcover edition
Lake Success : a novel by Gary Shteyngart( Recording )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his dream of the perfect marriage, the perfect son, and the perfect life implodes, a Wall Street millionaire takes a cross country bus trip in search of his college sweetheart and ideals of youth
The Russian debutante's handbook : [a novel] by Gary Shteyngart( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a novel about being an outsider in America and what it means to be an American, Vladimir, a young Russian-American immigrant, pursues his dreams of success, wealth, and a girlfriend, as his quest takes him deep into uncharted territory
Absurdistan and Super Sad True Love Story : Two Bestselling Novels by Gary Shteyngart( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two bestselling novels in one volume. "Absurdistan" features hero Misha Vainberg, son of the 1238th-richest man in Russia. He longs to get a visa from American INS so he can join his New York lover, but since his late father killed an Oklahoma businesman, he languishes in exile. In "Super sad true love story," America is crushed by financial crisis with Chinese creditors about ready to foreclose on the mess. Lenny Abramov, son of a Russian immigrant janitor and lover of "printed, bound media artifacts" (aka books), meets Eunice Park
Poisons + remedies by Damien Hirst( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text publishes Damien Hirst's new series of large-scale oil paintings depicting the skull and crossbones to represent poison and pills to represent remedies
Grab the cuckoo by the tail by Etgar Keret( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story from Suddenly, a knock on the door read by Gary Shteyngart
Una super triste historia de amor by Gary Shteyngart( )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Central Park de Nueva York está a reventar de jóvenes que acampan en señal de protesta. La salud, el transporte, y la educación han sido privatizados y sus efectos son desastrosos. Estados Unidos se encuentra al borde del colapso -ahogado por la presión china-, y sus ciudadanos viven a merced de una voluble economía en la que no hay lugar para los pobres y los viejos. Lenny Abramov está a punto de perder su empleo en una multinacional que vende inmortalidad, pero está cerca de lograr lo que nadie, en este agitado y apocalíptico mundo, ha conseguido hasta ahora: tener a su lado a alguien que lo ame, porque el amor, como los libros y el gusto por la lectura, se ha convertido en un vago recuerdo
Super sørgelig sand kærlighedshistorie : roman by Gary Shteyngart( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poisons + remedies by Damien Hirst( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present Damien Hirst: Poisons + Remedies, a catalogue illustrating the two new painting series which debuted at Gagosian Gallery, Davies Street in London 2010. The Poisons paintings feature skulls, a recurrent icon in Hirst's oeuvre, silkscreened in black UV ink with charcoal onto large canvases and titled after toxic chemical preparations, suggesting possible causes of death accompanying each ghostly visage. The Remedies paintings contain colored resin and plaster pills scattered across a white background in a chaotic arrangement. Poisons + Remedies reminds us of the tenuous boundaries between life and death, acknowledging the life-altering role of science while alluding to the redemptive powers of art. This fully illustrated catalogue also features two essays by novelist Gary Shteyngart
Interview with Gary Shteyngart, May 11, 2011( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huang miu si tan by te en jia te Shi( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mémoires d'un bon à rien by Gary Shteyngart( Recording )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emigré aux Etats-Unis à l'âge de 7 ans, le petit Igor vit les dernières heures de l'Union soviétique. De son éducation russo-américaine à ses déconvenues amoureuses, en passant par le désarroi de ses parents face à leur fils rêveur et asthmatique, le narrateur met en scène son parcours personnel. 2015
Super triste histoire d'amour by Gary Shteyngart( )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Super sad true love story : a novel Super sad true love story : a novel
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Alternative Names
Gary Shteyngart americký spisovatel

Gary Shteyngart Amerikaans journalist

Gary Shteyngart Amerikansk forfatter

Gary Shteyngart écrivain américain

Gary Shteyngart scrittore statunitense

Gary Shteyngart US-amerikanischer Journalist und Schriftsteller

Shteyngart Gary

Shteyngart, Igor 1972-

Shteyngart, Igor Semyonovich 1972-

Štejngart, Gari 1972-

Štejngart, Igor 1972-

Štejngart, Igorʹ Semenovič 1972-

Штейнгарт, Гари

גארי שטיינגרט

שטיינגארט, גרי 1972-

שטיינגרט, גארי 1972-

שטינגרט, גרי 1972-

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