Mikhail Zoshchenko and the poetics of skaz
Zoshchenko is famous for his short-stories, but the inherent contradictions in his style and philosophy has long confused commentators. Jeremy Hicks begins his analysis by redefining skaz, the traditional narrative form which Zoshchenko used.
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