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Pushkin Hills

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"An unsuccessful writer and an inveterate alcoholic, Boris Alikhanov has recently divorced his wife Tatyana, and he is running out of money. The prospect of a summer job as a tour guide at the Pushkin Hills Preserve offers him hope of regaining some balance in life as his wife makes plans to emigrate to the West with their daughter Masha, but during Alikhanov's stay in the rural estate of Mikhaylovskoye, his life continues to unravel. Populated with unforgettable characters-including Alikhanov's fellow guides Mitrofanov and Pototsky, and the KGB officer Belyaev-Pushkin Hills ranks among Dovlatov's renowned works The Suitcase and The Zone as his most personal and poignant portrayal of the Russian attitude towards life and art."--
Authors: Dovlatov, Sergeĭ
Statement of Responsibility: Sergei Dovlatov ; translated by Katherine Dovlatov ; afterword by James Wood
Title: Pushkin Hills
Characteristics: 163 pages ; 22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "An unsuccessful writer and an inveterate alcoholic, Boris Alikhanov has recently divorced his wife Tatyana, and he is running out of money. The prospect of a summer job as a tour guide at the Pushkin Hills Preserve offers him hope of regaining some balance in life as his wife makes plans to emigrate to the West with their daughter Masha, but during Alikhanov's stay in the rural estate of Mikhaylovskoye, his life continues to unravel. Populated with unforgettable characters-including Alikhanov's fellow guides Mitrofanov and Pototsky, and the KGB officer Belyaev-Pushkin Hills ranks among Dovlatov's renowned works The Suitcase and The Zone as his most personal and poignant portrayal of the Russian attitude towards life and art."--
Other Language: Translated from Russian to English
Subject Headings: FICTION / Literary. bisacsh
Topical Term: FICTION Literary
Additional Contributors: Dovlatov, Katherine
Other Editions: Reproduction of (manifestation): Dovlatov, Sergeĭ. Pushkin Hills Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom : Alma Classics, 2013 9781847492210
LCCN: 2013028859
ISBN: 9781619022454
1619022451
Branch Call Number: FIC D
Research Call Number: JFD 14-2247
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Comment by: BCD2013 May 06, 2014

A mordantly funny, semi-autobiographical novel by Soviet émigré Dovlatov which tells the story of a failed writer who, in order to survive, becomes a tour guide at the Pushkin Hills Preserve, where he mocks the Pushkin devotees who flock to the estate. Although Dovlatov died in 1990, this is the ... Read More »


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A mordantly funny, semi-autobiographical novel by Soviet émigré Dovlatov which tells the story of a failed writer who, in order to survive, becomes a tour guide at the Pushkin Hills Preserve, where he mocks the Pushkin devotees who flock to the estate. Although Dovlatov died in 1990, this is the first English publication of his work. Kurt Vonnegut was a big fan. What about you?

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