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Between Dog and Wolf (Russian Library) (Paperback)

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Sasha Sokolov is one of few writers to have been praised by Vladimir Nabokov, who called his first novel, A School for Fools, "an enchanting, tragic, and touching book." Sokolov's second novel, Between Dog and Wolf, written in 1980, has long intimidated translators because of its complex puns, rhymes, and neologisms. Language rather than plot motivates the story--the novel is often compared to James Joyce's Finnegans Wake--and time, characters, and death all prove unstable. The one constant is the Russian landscape, where the Volga is a more-crossable River Styx, especially when it freezes in winter. Sokolov's fiction has hugely influenced contemporary Russian writers. Now, thanks to Alexander Boguslawski's bold and superb translation, English readers can access what many consider to be his best work.

About the Author

Sasha Sokolov is the author of the novels A School for Fools (1976), Between Dog and Wolf (1980), and Astrophobia (1985) and the essay collection In the House of the Hanged (2011). Alexander Boguslawski is professor of Russian at Rollins College and the translator of Sasha Sokolov's A School for Fools (2015) and In the House of the Hanged (2011).

Product Details
ISBN: 9780231181471
ISBN-10: 0231181477
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: December 6th, 2016
Pages: 296
Language: English
Series: Russian Library
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