Oblomov

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Product Details
Price
$24.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
576
Dimensions
6.34 X 8.94 X 1.47 inches | 1.31 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780300162288

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About the Author
Ivan Goncharov (1812-1891) was born in Simbirsk, Russia, and is the author of three novels. Goncharov's short stories, essays, and memoirs were published posthumously in 1919. Marian Schwartz is a prize-winning translator of Russian fiction, history, biography, criticism, and fine art. She is the principal English translator of the works of Nina Berberova and translated the New York Times bestseller The Last Tsar, by Edvard Radzinsky. She lives in Austin, TX.
Reviews
"[Goncharov is] ten heads above me in talent."--Anton Chekhov--Anton Chekhov
"Oblomov is a truly great work, the likes of which one has not seen for a long, long time. I am in rapture over Oblomov and keep rereading it."--Leo Tolstoy--Leo Tolstoy
"Offers a fine example of sly and compassionate satire, a very rare genre indeed"--Michael Wood, London Review of Books--London Review of Books
"You can't help but be captivated by the 'rapture' that Tolstoy spoke of when reading and rereading it."--Ron Rosenblum, Slate, A Slate Best Book of 2008--Slate
"The combination of Goncharov's edits and Schwartz's translation left me thumbing back to the copyright page to confirm 1862, not 1962, as this translation sparkles with contemporary lyricism and humor."--Karen Vanuska, Quarterly Conversation--Quarterly Conversation

"Long before Jerry Seinfeld and Samuel Beckett, there was Ivan Goncharov, a minor government official in czarist Russia, and his classic novel about an ordinary Russian aristocrat mired in his own extraordinary inertia."--Chris Lehman, Bookforum

--Bookforum