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Nervous people, and other satires

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Indiana University Press,
Pub. Date:
1975 [c1963]
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English
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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.

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subject_facetSatire, Russian -- Translations into English
Soviet Union -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
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title_fullNervous people, and other satires / Mikhail Zoshchenko ; edited, with an introd. by Hugh McLean ; translated from the Russian by Maria Gordon and Hugh McLean
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Social life and customs