Nervous People and Other Satires
by Mikhail Zoshchenko;Maria McLean HughGordon (9780253201928)

Nervous People and Other Satires
 

Mikhail Zoshchenko;Maria McLean HughGordon


Release Date: 01 January 1975
Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780253201928
ISBN-10: 0253201926



Typical targets of Zoshchenko's satire are the Soviet bureaucracy, crowded conditions in communal apartments, marital infidelities and the rapid turnover in marriage partners, and "the petty-bourgeois mode of life, with its adulterous episodes, lying, and similar nonsense." His devices are farcical complications, satiric understatement, humorous anachronisms, and an ironic contrast between high-flown sentiments and the down-to-earth reality of mercenary instincts.

Zoshchenko's sharp and original satire offers a marvelous window on Russian life in the 20s and 30s.

AUD $32.95

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