Ilʹi︠a︡ Boi︠a︡shov; Amanda Love Darragh
|语言注释：||Translated from the Russian.|
|描述：||152 pages ; 20 cm|
|责任：||Ilya Boyashov ; translated by Amanda Love Darragh.|
On his journey from his war torn village, Muri the cat travels through Yugoslavia, Austria, Germany, Lithuania, Finland, and Sweden, meeting on the way an unlikely - but helpful - group of creatures, from a sperm whale to a paraplegic mountaineer and a wandering Jew. This is no children's book, but a witty exploration of the human condition through the people and objects Muri meets on his travels. Somewhere in the mix, Boyashov introduces us to two eminent professors, one from Cambridge, one from Geneva, who take opposite views on the question of whether man is in a perpetual and aimless state of wandering, or must always have a goal in mind. Like Sophie's World, this book is intended to be read on two levels - as a narrated story of real (fictional) characters and as an allegory.