A Ring in a Case

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Juni 1995



Finished in 1992 and set in post-Gorbachev Moscow, this is the first novel to explore the intellectual and moral bankruptcy of Russia after perestroika. A Ring in a Case details the religious and moral regeneration of Helium Revolverovich Serious, a specialist in scientific atheism who begins to doubt his lack of belief in God when he becomes plagued by demons. His subsequent meditations reflect the essential philosophical questions posed throughout Russian literature and illuminate the collapse of contemporary Russian society. A Ring in a Case offers an invaluable assessment from the vantage point of the system's collapse.


Yuz Aleshkovsky was born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in 1929. He became a writer only after serving in the armed froces and spending several years in a labor camp. His first books were for children, and later he wrote film and televisino scripts. He was best known in Russia, however, for his irreverent samizdat song lyrics, and his reptuation in the West rests on such equally impudent novels as K"angaroo" (1986) and "The Hand" (1989). Aleshkovsky emigrated from the U.S.S.R. in 1979 and lives with his family in Connecticut. Jane Ann Miller is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian at Dartmouth College. She has translated works by Joseph Brodsky, Vladislav Khodasevich, and Lyudmilla Petrushevskaya and has published widely on Russian literature.
EAN: 9780810111387
ISBN: 0810111381
Untertitel: 'Contemporary South Asia; 1'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 1995
Seitenanzahl: 249 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Jane Ann Miller
Format: gebunden
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