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!
Gilyarovsky's self-described "chronicle" is a spectactular verbal pastiche: conversation, from gutter gibberish to the drawing room; oratory, from illiterates to aristocrats; prose, from boilerplate to Tolstoy; poetry, from earthy humor to Pushkin.
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 workers� taverns...
...from the lives of students and waiters to the struggles
of market traders and heroic firemen...
Gilyarovsky�s book documents pre-Soviet life in the Russian capital like no work before or since. This first-ever English translation includes dozens of historical photos, poems in the original Russian, an index, and maps.
|Publisher:||Russian Life Books|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||11 MB|
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