5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
The best Russian book of the 20th century,
By A Customer
This review is from: Heart of a Dog, The (Panther S.) (Paperback)
A lot of phrases from this book are constantly repeated in Russia in many different life situations...It is something that creates cultural background and something that makes people to understand that "he or she is one of us". Unfortunately humor is fantastically difficult to translate...that is probably why it
was not recognised as outstanding in the West. But if you want to know how Russians with "the university education" react to the rough people, read the book.