Suitcase

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From the exiled Russian author of The Zone';His tales open a small window on to daily life in the former Soviet Union' (The Guardian). Sergei Dovlatov's subtle, dark-edged humor and wry observations are in full force inThe Suitcaseas he examines ei…
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    From the exiled Russian author of The Zone';His tales open a small window on to daily life in the former Soviet Union' (The Guardian). Sergei Dovlatov's subtle, dark-edged humor and wry observations are in full force inThe Suitcaseas he examines eight objectsthe items he brought with him in his luggage upon his emigration from the U.S.S.R. These seemingly undistinguished possessions, stuffed into a worn-out suitcase, take on a riotously funny life of their own as Dovlatov inventories the circumstances under which he acquired them, occasioning a brilliant series of interconnected tales: A poplin shirt evokes the bittersweet story of a courtship and marriage, while a pair of boots (of the kind only the Nomenklatura can afford) calls up the hilarious conclusion to an official banquet. Some driving glovesremnants of Dovlatov's short-lived acting careershare space with neon-green crepe socks, reminders of a failed black-market scam. And in curious juxtaposition, the belt from a prison guard's uniform lies next to a stained jacket that once belonged to Fernand Leger. Imbued with a comic nostalgia overlaid with Dovlatov's characteristically dry wit,The Suitcaseis an intensely human, delightfully ironic novel from ';the finest Soviet satirist to appear in English since Vladimir Voinovich,' according to the Washington Post. ';Readers will soar through the first two-thirds of this novel, then... stave off finishing it. The final chapters will be hoarded and cherished, doled out one at a time as a reward after a bad day.' The New York Times ';His laconic, humane irony illuminated life in the Soviet Union like a sudden burst of laughter during a police interrogation.' The Baltimore Sun

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    Format
    E-Bok
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    ePUB
    Utgivelsesår
    2011
    Forlag
    Counterpoint Press
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9781582438832
    Sider
    146

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