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The beggar and other stories

Author: Gaito Gazdanov; Bryan Karetnyk
Publisher: London : Pushkin Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First published by Pushkin Press in 2018View all editions and formats
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"A collection of six vivid stories, each featuring one prominent character... In a Metro underpass, bald and dressed in rags, stands a silent beggar. In the evening, he walks the deserted streets of Paris; at night, he sleeps in a small, foetid crate vacated by the death of another beggar. He is poor and he is ill, but, on reflection, he is free."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Russian fiction
Short stories
Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Gaito Gazdanov
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gaito Gazdanov; Bryan Karetnyk
ISBN: 9781782274018 1782274014
OCLC Number: 1005877363
Language Note: Translated from the Russian.
Notes: Original Russian titles not available.
Description: 221 pages ; 17 cm
Contents: Maître Rueil (1931) --
Happiness (1932) --
Deliverance (1936) --
The mistake (1938) --
The beggar (1962) --
Ivanov's letters (1963).
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Gaito Gazdanov ; translated from the Russian and with an introduction by Bryan Karetnyk.

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'[Gazdanov's] critique of power and wealth is more relevant than ever. We're lucky to have these stories. A fine introduction to the short prose of a modernist master.' -- Kirkus Reviews (Starred Read more...

 
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