One of the delights of Russian literature, a tour de force that has been compared to the best of Nabokov and Bulgakov, Yuri Olesha's novella Envy brings together cutting social satire, slapstick humor, and a wild visionary streak. Andrei is a model Soviet citizen, a swaggeringly self-satisfied mogul of the food industry who intends to revolutionize modern life with mass-produced sausage. Nikolai is a loser. Finding him drunk in the gutter, Andrei gives him a bed for the night and a job as a gofer. Nikolai takes what he can, but that doesn't mean he's grateful. Griping, sulking, grovelingly abject, he despises everything Andrei believes in, even if he envies him his every breath. Producer and sponger, insider and outcast, master and man fight back and forth in the pages of Olesha's anarchic comedy. It is a contest of wills in which nothing is sure except the incorrigible human heart. Book jacket.
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A very strange book involving a drunkard, an industrial food mogul and a hateful yet poetic schizophrenic hobo. Not to mention the (probably imaginary) automaton dashing around waiting to murder ...
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Yuri Olesha wrote Envy in 1927, at a time when many of his contemporary writers were either shot or trundled off to the Gulag. My guess is that the GPU (predecessor to the KGB) couldn't quite ...
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JSTOR: Olesha's Envy: A Critical Companion
Olesha's Envy: A Critical Companion, provides a fine introduction to the novel. In her introductory essay, "Understanding Envy," Rimgaila Salys connects ...
crisis of the Russian Avant-Garde in Iurii Olesha's Envy, The ...
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Envy by Yuri Olesha - Plot summary & author bio. ... Kavalerov imagines people remembering him for his hatred, his envy, and some loathsome crime he'll end ...
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Envy, or “Zavist” (work by Olesha) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
The article offers the author's views on media companies' Google envy. ... The article explains why the author envy the N. Korean dictator. ...
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Envy (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Envy (Russian: Зависть) is a landmark novel published in 1927 by the Russian novelist Yury Olesha and acclaimed by Vladimir Nabokov as the greatest novel ...
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Tyler's Booklist: Envy
Title: Envy Author: Yuri Olesha Pages: 128 Genre: Socialist Fiction Letter Grade: B Synopsis: The main character, Nikolai Kavalerov, is taken in by Andrei ...
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ingentaconnect Gluttony and Power in Iurii Olesha's Envy
Gluttony and Power in Iurii Olesha's Envy. Author: leblanc, Ronald D.1. Source: The Russian Review, Volume 60, Number 2, April 2001 , pp. 220-237(18) ...
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Soviet Envy; Yuri Olesha Is Back, and Only Slightly Less Funny ...
Soviet Envy; Yuri Olesha Is Back, and Only Slightly Less Funny - SOVIET WRITER Yuri Olesha published Envy, his only major work, at the : Encyclopedia.com.
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Kandinskii's theory of colour and Olesha's Envy
This paper notes how each character in Olesha's novel Envy is tied to certain colours and how these associations mirror the oppositions between colours laid ...