A Sentimental Journey: Memoirs 1917-1922

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Viktor Shklovsky's A Sentimental Journey, which borrows its title from Laurence Sterne, describes the travels of a bewildered intellectual through Russia, Persia, the Ukraine, and the Caucasus during the period of the Russian Revolution. Valuable as a historical document for its first-hand account of the events during the period of 1917-1922, A Sentimental Journey is also an important experimental literary work -- a memoir in the form of a novel.

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Overview

Viktor Shklovsky's A Sentimental Journey, which borrows its title from Laurence Sterne, describes the travels of a bewildered intellectual through Russia, Persia, the Ukraine, and the Caucasus during the period of the Russian Revolution. Valuable as a historical document for its first-hand account of the events during the period of 1917-1922, A Sentimental Journey is also an important experimental literary work -- a memoir in the form of a novel.

At times lyrical, disturbing, ironic, and erudite, A Sentimental Journey is a singular book from one of the most recognizable and influential voices of twentieth-century Russian literature.

Dalkey Archive Press

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"One would be hard pressed to decide whether the book is more notable for what it says or for how it says it... Viktor Shklovsky's A Sentimental Journey is highly recommended." — Library Journal

Dalkey Archive Press

Library Journal
One would be hard pressed to decide whether the book is more notable for what it says or for how it says it... Viktor Shklovsky's A Sentimental Journey is highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564783547
  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Series: Russian Literature Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 949,076
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Viktor Shklovsky (1893-1984) was a leading figure in the Russian Formalist movement of the 1920s and had a profound effect on twentieth-century Russian literature. Several of his books have been translated into English, including Zoo, or Letters Not about Love, Third Factory, Theory of Prose, A Sentimental Journey, Energy of Delusion, and Literature and Cinematography, and Bowstring.

Richard Sheldon has translated many of Viktor Shklovsky's books. Formerly a postgraduate student at University of Michigan and currently an Emeritus
Professor of Russian at Dartmouth, Sheldon has taught courses on
Chekhov, Solzhenitsyn, Tolstoy, and Nabokov.

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Table of Contents

Making Armored Cars and Novels: A Literary Introduction ix
Driving Nails with a Samovar: A Historical Introduction xxvii
Part 1 Revolution and the Front 7
Part 2 Writing Desk 131
Transliteration System 279
Notes 281
Glossaries 287
Index of Names 301
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