The Fatal Eggs, and Other Soviet Satire, 1918-1963
This famous collection of Soviet satire from 1918 to 1963 devastatingly lampoons the social, economic, and cultural changes wrought by the Russian Revolution. Among the seventeen bold and inventive comic writers represented here are the brilliant Mikhail Bulgakov, author of The Master and Margarita, Ilf and Petrov, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Valentin Katayev, and Yuri Kazakov. "Amusing and excellent reading. The stories in this collection tell the reader more about Soviet life than a dozen sociological or political tracts." - Isaac Bashevis Singer; "An altogether admirable collection . . . by the highly talented translator Mirra Ginsburg . . . Many of these stories and sketches are delicious, even-a miracle!-funny, and full of subtlety and intelligence." - The New Leader; "Hilarious entertainment. Beyond this it illuminates with the cruel light of satire the reality behind the pretentious façade of the Soviet state." - The Sunday Sun (Baltimore).
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Review: The Fatal Eggs and Other Soviet Satire 1918-1963Gebruikersrecensie - Mike - Goodreads
After re-reading The Master and Margarita, I was excited to read The Fatal Eggs by Mikihail Bulgakov. I'm sure that this story deserves to be read but it, and the others in this collection, suffer ... Volledige recensie lezen
Review: The Fatal Eggs and Other Soviet Satire 1918-1963Gebruikersrecensie - Jamie Smith - Goodreads
Soviet satire is essentially the negro spiritual of the Russians, just without all the hope. Volledige recensie lezen