Ilf & Petrov's American Road Trip PB
Ilya Ilf, Erika Wolf
In 1935, good into the period of Soviet communism, Russian satirical writers Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov got here to the U.S as targeted correspondents for the Russian newspaper Pravda. They drove cross-country and again on a ten-week journey, recording pictures of yankee lifestyles via humerous texts and the lens of a Leica digicam. once they again domestic, they released their paintings in Ogonek, the Soviet identical of Time journal, and later within the ebook Odnoetazhnaia Amerika (Single-Storied America). this glorious misplaced paintings choked with wry observations, biting critiques, and telling pictures is now gathered in Ilf and Petrov's American highway Trip, the 1st English translation.
From Ilf and Petrov's American street Trip:
"The be aware 'America' has well-developed grandiose institutions for a Soviet individual, for whom it refers to a rustic of skyscrapers, the place day and evening one hears the unceasing thunder of floor and underground trains, the hellish roar of vehicle horns, and the continual despairing screams of stockbrokers speeding throughout the skyscrapers waving their ever-falling stocks. we wish to swap that image."
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