An Evening with Claire

An Evening with Claire

by Gaito Gazdanov


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ISBN-13: 9781468308846
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 06/04/2014
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gaito Gazdanov was born in St. Petersburg in 1903. He joined the White army at age sixteen and was exiled in Paris, after passing through Constantinople. Before becoming a writer acclaimed by the Russian émigré community in Paris, he worked on barges, trains, and in an automobile factory and was sometimes homeless. A member of the French Resistance during World War II, Gazdanov died in Munich in 1971.

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“An unsung Russian master.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune

“A work of great potency . . . It punches very much above its weight, and I have a hunch that what's in it will stay with you for the rest of your life.” —The Guardian
“Written by a White Russian émigré in Paris . . . It provides a tantalizing mystery. Much more than a period piece, it is a mesmerizing work of literature.” —Antony Beevor

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“Truly troubling, a weird meditation on death, war, and sex . . . Bryan Karetnyk’s 

new translation makes you believe in the power of the original.” 

—Lorin Stein, The Paris Review

“It’s as if the roman policier has been ltered through Dostoevsky . . . A finely wrought novel, tense and enigmatic, just waiting to be discovered by a filmmaker . . . The narrator relates his tale in gorgeously cadenced long sentences . . . like those of Proust.” —Times Literary Supplement

“A quiet masterpiece . . . The Spectre of Alexander Wolf is a compulsive read, 

playful yet sinister, meandering yet impressively trim, old-world and modern.” 

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