Petersburg

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byAndrei BelyTranslated byDavid McduffIntroduction byAdam Thirlwell

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"The most important [...] Russian novel of the 20th century."
-The New York Times Book Review

Considered Andrei Bely's masterpiece, Petersburg, is a pioneering modernist novel, ranked in importance alongside Ulysses, The Metamorphosis, and In Search of Lost Time, that captures Russia's capital during the short, turbulent period of the first socialist revolution in 1905. Exploring themes of history, identity, and family, it sees the young Russian Nikolai Ableukhov chased through the misty Petersburg streets, tasked with planting a bomb intended to kill a government official-his own father. Bely draws on news, fashion, psychology, and ordinary people to create a distinctive and timeless literary triumph.

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"The most important [...] Russian novel of the 20th century."-The New York Times Book ReviewConsidered Andrei Bely's masterpiece, Petersburg, is a pioneering modernist novel, ranked in importance alongside Ulysses, The Metamorphosis, and In Search of Lost Time, that captures Russia's capital during the short, turbulent period of the fi...

Andrei Beley (born Boris Nikolaevich Bugaev) was born 26 October 1880. Beley was educated at Moscow University where he studied science and philosophy, before turning his focus to literature. In 1904 he published his first collection of poems, Gold in Azure, which was followed in 1909 by his first novel, The Silver Dove. Beley's most f...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 7.9 × 5.2 × 1.1 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141191740

ISBN - 13:9780141191744

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