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Moscow and Muscovites by [Gilyarovsky, Vladimir]
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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. Brendan Kiernan is a freelance translator and political analyst. A student of Russian language and literature since 1977, he earned his bachelor's from Williams College and his Ph.D (in Political Science) from Indiana University, Bloomington, as well as an area studies certificate from IU’s famed Russian and East European Institute. He is the author of The End of Soviet Politics (Westview), and is currently finishing his translation of Andrei Bely’s forgotten masterpiece, The Moscow Eccentric, to be published by Russian Life Books in 2016.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 13327 KB
  • Print Length: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Russian Information Services (23 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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HASH(0x9233736c) out of 5 stars but this amazing and overlooked book is an important addition to any ... 25 Feb. 2015
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In almost any other circumstance I would not write this review as I don't wish to help amazon per se, but this amazing and overlooked book is an important addition to any bookshelf (mental or physical) to anyone who already has Balzac, Hugo, Walter Benjamin, and all of the other chroniclers of the city. Here, in vivid architectural and cultural detail, is a loving, yet honest depiction of pre-revolutionary Moscow; as such, it is not only important for architectural and cultural historians (as well as people who simply like to know things) but also for those who are interested in assessing what the upshot of the revolution and Stalinism really was- for which task a real understanding of what those projects sought to reform and change, is necessary. Gilyarovsky is great because he gets into the down and dirty- slums, decadent nightclubs and banquets- without judging; actually, he's there having a good time. I can't speak to the quality of the translation, not having read the original, but I can say that the prose is fine enough that I devoured this like candy. Thanks much to the translator for this selfless labor.
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HASH(0x92a63948) 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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