Billancourt Tales

Billancourt Tales

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Overview

Billancourt Tales by Nina Berberova

Written in Paris between 1928 and 1940 for an emigrant newspaper, Billancourt Tales is about the industrialized suburb of Paris where thousands of exiled Russians, including Berberova, were finding factory work and establishing homes.
These fine stories, sometimes amusing, sometimes sad, portray a wide range of human emotions. All show Berberova at her very best, “as graceful and subtle as Chekhov” (Anne Tyler).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811218337
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 07/07/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 175
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Nina Nikolaevena Berberova (1901-1993) was born in St. Petersburg. She left Russia after the revolution in 1922, eventually settling in Paris in 1925 with her lover Vladislav Khodasevich. She moved to the U.S. in 1950 and taught at Yale and Princeton. In France she was honored as a Chevalier of the French Order of Arts and Letters.

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