The Golovlyov Family

The Golovlyov Family

by M.E. Saltykov




Arina Petrovna, matriarch of the estate, maintains strict control of her world — until the balance of power is upset by her scheming, hypocritical son, whose nickname is "little Judas." What follows is a disquieting story of isolation and disintegration, in a place reminiscent of the elusive Macondo in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude. In this masterful translation "to be preferred at all costs . . . Cioran does have an edge . . . in the closeness to the original as well as sensitivity to telling phrases and expressions" (Encyclopedia of Literary Translation into English).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468301564
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 01/29/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

M. E. Saltykov (1826-1889) was a major Russian satirist of the nineteenth century. He wrote mostly satirical journalism, though his only novel, The Golovlyov Family, is considered his masterpiece and was proclaimed by D. S. Mirsky to be the darkest book in all of Russian literature.

S. D. Cioran is Professor Emeritus of Russian literature at McMaster University. His other translations include Fyodor Sologub's The Petty Demon and Dostoevsky's The Crocodile, both available from Ardis.

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