Farewell to Matyora
A fine example of Village Prose from the post-Stalin era, Farewell to Matyora decries the loss of the Russian peasant culture to the impersonal, soulless march of progress.
It is the final summer of the peasant village of Matyora. A dam will be completed in the fall, destroying the village. Although their departure is inevitable, the characters over when, and even whether, they should leave. A haunting story with a heartfelt theme, Farewell to Matyora is a passionate plea for humanity and an eloquent cry for a return to an organic life.
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This is the story of the last summer of a fictional island village, Matyora, which is slated to be flooded in the fall upon completion of a hydroelectric dam. The old people have stayed behind to tend ... Read full review