SUBTLY WORDED AND OTHER STORIES (Pushkin Collection)

SUBTLY WORDED AND OTHER STORIES (Pushkin Collection)

Robert Chandler


a range of the best tales via this feminine Chekho, Teffi's genius with the fast shape made her a literary famous person in pre-revolutionary Russia, liked by means of Tsar Nicholas II and Vladimir Lenin alike. those tales, taken from the total of her profession, express the entire variety of her presents. tremendous humorous - a wry, scathing observer of society - she is additionally able, as able at the same time Chekhov, of dazzling subtlety and intensity of personality. There are tales right here from her personal lifestyles (as a toddler, going to fulfill Tolstoy to plead for the lifetime of battle and Peace's Prince Bolkonsky, or, a lot later, her unusual, charged conferences with the already-legendary Rasputin). There are tales of society, its participants held jointly via mutual repulsion. There are tales of individuals false impression one another or misrepresenting themselves. And all through there's a sly, sardonic wit and a deep, compelling intelligence. Teffi used to be a phenomenally well known author in pre-revolutionary Russia - a favorite of Tsar Nicholas II and Vladimir Lenin alike. She used to be born in 1872 right into a favourite St Petersburg kinfolk and emigrated from Bolshevik Russia in 1919. She ultimately settled in Paris, the place she grew to become a major determine within the literary scene, and the place she lived till her loss of life in 1952. A grasp of the quick shape, in her lifetime Teffi released numerous tales, performs and feuilletons. After her demise, she was once progressively forgotten, however the cave in of the Soviet Union caused her rediscovery via Russian readers. Now, approximately a century after her emigration, she once more enjoys serious acclaim and a large readership in her motherland.

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