Andrei Bely's novel Petersburg is considered one of the four greatest prose masterpieces of the 20th century. In this new edition of the best-selling translation, the reader will have access to the translators' detailed commentary, which provides the necessary historical and literary context for understanding the novel, as well as a foreword by Olga Matich, acclaimed scholar of Russian literature....
Paperback: 404 pages
Publisher: Indiana University Press (March 30, 2018)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 1983330
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Vladimir Nabokov calls this novel one of the four great novels of the 20th century and I have to agree that this is a remarkable feat of writing. The agitation and animation of life in a city on the verge of revolution blows and storms across every ...
in St. Petersburg, a city in the throes of sociopolitical conflict, the novel follows university student Nikolai Apollonovich Ableukhov, who has gotten entangled with a revolutionary terrorist organization with plans to assassinate a government official–Nikolai's own father, Apollon Apollonovich Ableukhov. With a sprawling cast of characters, set against a nightmarish city, it is all at once a historical, political, philosophical, and darkly comedic novel.