The Tattered Cloak and Other Stories

The Tattered Cloak and Other Stories

by Nina Berberova, Marian Schwartz


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The greatest collection by one of the great Russian writers is now back in print. First published in Europe in the 1930s and '40s, these searing, evocative stories by the late emigre writer Nina Berberova (1901-1993) are portraits of the lives of Russian exiles in Paris on the eve of World War II. The protagonists range from housekeepers and waiters to shabby-genteel aristocrats and intellectualsbut all are united in a haunting displacement from their pasts, and all share a troubling uncertainty about the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811214735
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 06/28/2001
Series: New Directions Classic Series , #916
Pages: 307
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(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.

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