Nervous People and Other Satires

Nervous People and Other Satires

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Typical targets of Zoshchenko s satire are the Soviet bureaucracy, crowded conditions in communal apartments, marital infidelities and the rapid turnover in marriage partners, and "the petty-bourgeois mode of life, with its adulterous episodes, lying, and similar nonsense." His devices are farcical complications, satiric understatement, humorous anachronisms, and an ironic contrast between high-flown sentiments and the down-to-earth reality of mercenary instincts.Zoshchenko's sharp and original satire offers a marvelous window on Russian life in the 20s and 30s."show more

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 129.54 x 200.66 x 35.56mm | 544.31g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253201926
  • 9780253201928
  • 1,650,050

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