Nervous People, and Other Satires
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.
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Review: Nervous People and Other SatiresUser Review - Jonathon - Goodreads
Very simple writing, too the point, and thus far, pretty "satirical" as far as "satire" goes... Maybe if I put more "things" in "quotes" more ppl will "like me...." Read full review
Review: Nervous People and Other SatiresUser Review - Annelise - Goodreads
It is hard to read a book of short stories the same way you read a novel. I liked the short stories but my favorite was Before Sunrise at the end, 100 pages of autobiographical vignettes. Read full review
What the Nightingale Sang
The Lilacs Are Blooming
An Amusing Adventure
A Water Ballet
A True Incident
A Heart of Stone
The Canvas Brief Case
A Summer Breather
The Czars Boots
A Clever Little Trick
The Story of a Man Who Was Purged from
Baths and People
The Funeral Feast
A Jolly Game 205
Bees and People
An Extraordinary Incident
Before Sunrise excerpts
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MIKHAIL ZOSHCHENKO, Nervous People and Other Satires. Edited and with an introduction by Hugh mclean. Translated by Maria Gor- don and Hugh mclean. ...
Mikhail Zoshchenko was born in Poltava, Ukraine, on 29th July, 1895. He studied law at the University of Petersburg, but did not graduate. ...
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