Yama: The Pit

Yama: The Pit

by Aleksandr Kuprin
     
 

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A novel about prostitution in Moscow.

From the introduction:

It must not be thought, despite its locale, that Kuprin's "Yama" is a picture of Russian prostitution solely; it is intrinsically universal. All that is necessary is to change the kopecks into cents, pennies, sous or pfennings; compute the versts into miles or metres; Jennka may be Eugenie or

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A novel about prostitution in Moscow.

From the introduction:

It must not be thought, despite its locale, that Kuprin's "Yama" is a picture of Russian prostitution solely; it is intrinsically universal. All that is necessary is to change the kopecks into cents, pennies, sous or pfennings; compute the versts into miles or metres; Jennka may be Eugenie or Jeannette; and for Yama, simply read Whitechapel, Montmartre, or the Barbary Coast. That is why "Yama" is a "tremendous, staggering, and truthful book- a terrific book." It has been called notorious, lurid- even oleographic. So are, perhaps, the picaresques of Murillo, the pictorial satires of Hogarth, the bizarreries of Goya...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781519384386
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/26/2015
Pages:
142
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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