Nervous people, and other satires
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.
|Grouped Work ID||9664781b-86f2-057d-99f2-4c5910ebf094|
|Grouping Title||nervous people and other satires|
|Grouping Author||mikhail zoshchenko|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-09-01 20:42:06PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-10-28 04:20:19AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||none|
McLean, Hugh, 1925-2017.
|author||Zoshchenko, Mikhail, 1895-1958.|
|available_at_santafe||Main Library (Curbside Pickup)|
|local_callnumber_santafe||Fiction Zoshchenko, M|
|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
|owning_location_santafe||Main Library (Curbside Pickup)|
|subject_facet||Satire, Russian -- Translations into English|
Soviet Union -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
|title_display||Nervous people, and other satires|
|title_full||Nervous people, and other satires / Mikhail Zoshchenko ; edited, with an introd. by Hugh McLean ; translated from the Russian by Maria Gordon and Hugh McLean|
|title_short||Nervous people, and other satires|
Social life and customs