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No, the point is that, as his power grew, I began to notice that the obligations of
citizens, admonitions, restrictions, decrees, and all the other forms of pressure put
on us were coming to resemble the man himself more and more closely, ...
And Koldunov began telling, circumstantially, with painstaking repetitions, a dull,
wretched episode, and one had the feeling that for a long time his life had
consisted of such episodes; that humiliation and failure, heavy cycles of ignoble ...
once began to move, a shiver of panic began to rise and resolved itself in
feminine cries, and because men's voices very loudly called for calm, the cries
became more and more riotous. I laughed and began talking to her but then felt
that she ...
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TYRANTS DESTROYED AND OTHER STORIESUser Review - Kirkus
Thirteen not-so-new stories from the audacious doyen of self-conscious artifice — twelve of them dated between 1924 and 1939 from Berlin, Paris, Mentone, and portraying the proud but slightly down at ... Read full review