Petersburg / Edition 1

Petersburg / Edition 1

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by Andrei Bely
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0253202191

ISBN-13: 9780253202192

Pub. Date: 01/01/1979

Publisher: Indiana University Press

"... a translation that captures Bely’s idiosyncratic language and the rhythm of his prose, and without doing violence to English, conveys not only the literal meaning of the Russian but also its echoes and implications." —The New York Review of Books

"This translation of Petersburg finally makes it possible to recognize Andrei Bely’s great novel

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"... a translation that captures Bely’s idiosyncratic language and the rhythm of his prose, and without doing violence to English, conveys not only the literal meaning of the Russian but also its echoes and implications." —The New York Review of Books

"This translation of Petersburg finally makes it possible to recognize Andrei Bely’s great novel of 1913 as a crucial Russian instance of European modernist fiction." —Inquiry

"All people who go in for the B’s—Beckett, Brecht, Buñuel—better get hold of Bely. He came first, and he’s still the best." —Washington Post Book World

"... a jewel-cutter’s showcase." —Kirkus Reviews

"... the most important, most influential and most perfectly realized Russian novel written in the 20th century." —Simon Karlinsky

Here is the long-awaited, authoritative, unabridged translation of Petersburg, the Chef d’oeuvre of Symbolist writer Andrei Bely. Nabokov has ranked Petersburg beside Joyce’s Ulysses, Kafka’s Metamorphosis, and Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu as one of the four great works of prose fiction of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253202192
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1979
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
489,256
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Translators' Introduction viii(15)
A Note on Text and Translation xxiii(4)
Acknowledgments xxvii
Prologue 1(2)
Chapter the First: in which an account is given of a certain worthy person, his mental games, and the ephemerality of being
3(34)
Chapter the Second: in which an account is given of a certain rendezvous, fraught with consequences
37(33)
Chapter the Third: in which is described how Nikolai Apollonovich Ableukhov makes a fool of himself and his venture
70(27)
Chapter the Fourth: in which the line of the narrative is broken
97(44)
Chapter the Fifth: in which an account is given of the little fellow with the wart by his nose and of the sardine tin with horrible contents
141(28)
Chapter the Sixth: in which are related the events of a gray little day
169(48)
Chapter the Seventh: or, the events of a gray little day go on and on
217(48)
Chapter the Eighth: and last
265(26)
Epilogue 291(3)
Notes 294

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