The Railway

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Product Details

Price
$16.95
Publisher
Vintage Books USA
Publish Date
Pages
307
Dimensions
6.1 X 8.6 X 0.5 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780099466130
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About the Author

Hamid Ismailov, regarded as a man of "unacceptably democratic tendencies" in Uzbekistan, was forced to flee his homeland, and so came to London in 1992. He was recruited by the BBC World Service to set up its Central Asia Service. He has published many books both in Russia and in Uzbekistan, but this is the first time his work has been translated into English. Robert Chandler has translated the poetry of Sappho and Guillaume Apollinaire, as well as novels by Vasily Grossman and Aleksandr Pushkin.

Reviews

"A work of rare beauty an utterly readable, compelling book." "New Statesman""
"Imagine Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude on the empty plains of central Asia . . . a bold and inventive, if damning, whirl through Central Asia's 20th-century history." --Daily Telegraph
"A work of rare beauty--an utterly readable, compelling book." --New Statesman
"All picaresque exuberance, a jumble of influences from Persian to Soviet and beyond." --Sunday Herald
"Robert Chandler's tenderly attentive rendering of The Railway perfectly captures the dreamy, circling music of Hamid Ismailov's prose." --Daily Telegraph