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Riassunto: Vladimir Sorokin?s first published novel, The Queue, is a sly comedy about the late Soviet ?years of stagnation.? Thousands of citizens are in line for . . . nobody knows quite what, but the rumors are flying. Leather or suede? Jackets, jeans? Turkish, Swedish, maybe even American? It doesn?t matter?if anything is on sale, you better line up to buy it. Sorokin?s tour de force of ventriloquism and formal daring tells the whole story in snatches of unattributed dialogue, adding up to nothing less than the real voice of the people, overheard on the street as they joke and curse, fall in and out of love, slurp down ice cream or vodka, fill out crossword puzzles, even go to sleep and line up again in the morning as the queue drags on.
Vladimir Sorokin was born in a small town outside of Moscow in 1955. He trained as an engineer at the Moscow Institute of Oil and Gas, but turned to art and writing, becoming a major presence in the Moscow underground of the 1980s. His work was banned in the Soviet Union, and his first novel, The Queue, was published by the famed ?migr? dissident Andrei Sinyavksy in France in 1983. In 1992, Sorokin?s Collected Stories was nominated for the Russian Booker Prize; in 1999, the publication of the controversial novel Blue Lard, which included a sex scene between clones of Stalin and Khrushchev, led to public demonstrations against the book and to demands that Sorokin be prosecuted as a pornographer; in 2001, he received the Andrei Biely Award for outstanding contributions to Russian literature. Sorokin is also the author of the screenplays for Moscow, The Kopeck, and 4, and of the libretto for Leonid Desyatnikov?s The Children of Rosenthal, the first new opera to be commissioned by the Bolshoi Theater since the 1970s. He has written numerous novels, plays, and short stories, and his work has been translated throughout the world. NYRB Classics published his novel Ice in 2007. He lives in Moscow.
Sally Laird is the editor of Voices of Russian Literature: Interviews with Ten Contemporary Writers, and is the translator of many books, including The Time: Night by Liudmila Petrushevskaia.
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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. Codice libro della libreria 34FD1E0010GH
Descrizione libro Readers Intl, 1988. Condizione libro: Very Good. 093052344X 093052344X Very Good. (Binding: Hard Cover, Jacket: Very Good) PAper yelowed. No other defects. Codice libro della libreria 1087685
Descrizione libro Readers Intl, 1988. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG093052344X
Descrizione libro Readers Intlernational, London, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st. dj w/lite wear only; 198 clean, unmariked pages; owner's name Size: 8 vo. Codice libro della libreria 071793
Descrizione libro Readers International, 1988. Condizione libro: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition. , 350grams, ISBN:9780930523442. Codice libro della libreria 6486811
Descrizione libro Readers Intl, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A., 1988. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Very Good Hardcover, Very Good Jacket. Jacket is slightly worn along edges. Pages are starting to yellow slightly. Codice libro della libreria 130208-K03
Descrizione libro Readers International, c.1988, 1988. hardcover, Condizione libro: Very Good, Readers International, c.1988, small 8vo., cloth, 198pp., yellowed pages, ow VG/VG $. Codice libro della libreria 73673
Descrizione libro Readers Intl, New York, 1988. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. Bumped spine-ends. Codice libro della libreria 48339
Descrizione libro Readers International, Inc., Columbia, Louisiana, 1988. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Not Given. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. "Yet the satirical target of THE QUEUE is not Soviet reality itself, so much as the claims of Soviet Ideology to describe that reality. One of the odder elements of that ideology is its espousal of realism as a literary doctrine: even with the epithet 'socialist' strapped to its back, realism, by its very name, lays claim to some neutral truth." This book has 198 pages. Codice libro della libreria 054618
Descrizione libro Readers International, New York, 1988. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First English Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. AO5 - A first English edition ex-library hardcover book in good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has front inside flap adhered to the fixed endpaper, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has library stamping on the top page edges, title page, and back free endpaper, worn with peeling, chipping, stains, taped tears and open tears on the front free endpaper, paper residue on the back fixed endpaper, significant discoloration and light shelf wear. Translated with an Introduction by Sally Laird. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Ex-Library. Codice libro della libreria EC22095BB