Moscow and Muscovites

Moscow and Muscovites

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Overview

Moscow and Muscovites by Vladimir Gilyarovsky

Vladimir Gilyarovsky's classic portrait of the Russian capital is one of Russians' most beloved books. Yet it has never before been translated into English. Until now!

First published in 1926, this work has been translated into English for the first time and it positively teems with rich descriptions and vivid anecdotes:

* from the depths of Moscow's sewers to the murky back rooms of its gambling dens...

* from the steam-filled halls of banyas to the dining rooms of posh restaurants and taverns...

* from the lives of students and waiters to the struggles of market traders and heroic firemen...

Gilyarovsky documents pre-Soviet life in the Russian capital like no work before or since, and this first-ever English translation includes 88 historical images, locator maps, an index, nearly 300 useful footnotes, and a Russian language appendix of all poems and songs translated in the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781880100820
Publisher: Russian Information Services, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2013
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Vladimir Alexeyevich Gilyarovsky (1853-1935) was an adventurer, raconteur, poet, actor, gourmand, and an indefatigable writer. He is widely acclaimed as "the grandfather of Russian journalism," and wrote hundreds of sketches, reports and expos�s. Moscow and Muscovites is considered his masterwork and a treasured classic among Russians, who know him best by the affectionate nickname, "Uncle Gilya." His chronicle of Moscow captured the great city in a literary chrysalis just as it was being ravaged by the Bolshevik Thermidor.

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