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).
|Publisher:||New Directions Publishing Corporation|
|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.