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Moscow and Muscovites [Kindle Edition]

Vladimir Gilyarovsky , Brendan Kiernan

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Vladimir Gilyarovsky's classic portrait of the Russian capital is one of Russians’ most beloved books. Yet it has never before been translated into English. Until now!



Gilyarovsky's self-described "chronicle" is a spectactular verbal pastiche: conversation, from gutter gibberish to the drawing room; oratory, from illiterates to aristocrats; prose, from boilerplate to Tolstoy; poetry, from earthy humor to Pushkin.



First published in 1926, this work has been translated into English for the first time and it positively teems with rich descriptions and vivid anecdotes:



...from the depths of Moscow’s sewers to the murky back
rooms of its gambling dens...



...from the steam-filled halls of banyas to the dining rooms of posh restaurants and workers’ taverns...



...from the lives of students and waiters to the struggles
of market traders and heroic firemen...



Gilyarovsky’s book documents pre-Soviet life in the Russian capital like no work before or since. This first-ever English translation includes dozens of historical photos, poems in the original Russian, an index, and maps.

About the Author

Vladimir Alexeyevich Gilyarovsky (1853-1935) was an adventurer, raconteur, poet, actor, gourmand, and an indefatigable writer. He is widely acclaimed as "the grandfather of Russian journalism," and wrote hundreds of sketches, reports and exposés. Moscow and Muscovites is considered his masterwork and a treasured classic among Russians, who know him best by the affectionate nickname, "Uncle Gilya." His chronicle of Moscow captured the great city in a literary chrysalis just as it was being ravaged by the Bolshevik Thermidor.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 11447 KB
  • Print Length: 360 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1880100827
  • Publisher: Russian Information Services (23 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GWMVK2W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #435,581 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Like most diary sources 22 Sept. 2014
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Personal and inside information on V. Lenin that can't be found elsewhere. Like most diary sources, the personal views of the writer make the events more interesting than a dry history.
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