The Monkey Link: A Pilgrimage Novel by Andrei BitovThe Monkey Link: A Pilgrimage Novel by Andrei Bitov

The Monkey Link: A Pilgrimage Novel

byAndrei BitovTranslated bySusan Brownsberger

Paperback | December 1, 1995

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In the waning years of the Empire, a poet traverses Russia, from the Baltics to the capital, to the shores of the Black Sea. Along the way, he discusses man's place in the scheme of things with, among others, a very sober scientist and a very drunken landscape painter. He is harassed by the authorities, spends time on a movie set, and is an eyewitness to the August 1991 coup. Full of talk, philosophical speculation and dark humor, this sweeping, intricately structured novel challenges the form even as it presents a highly original view of the world and the former Soviet Union.

Although educated as a geologist, Andrei Bitov has worked as a professional writer since the early 1960s, publishing a number of collections of fiction and travel notes. His stories often center on the development of the inner world of an urban protagonist named Monakhov. Bitov's major work The Pushkin House was circulated clandestinel...
Title:The Monkey Link: A Pilgrimage NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.05 × 6.05 × 0.93 inPublished:December 1, 1995Publisher:Farrar Straus Giroux

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0374526281

ISBN - 13:9780374526283


Editorial Reviews

"A brilliant, richly allusive novel from the acclaimed Russian writer (Pushkin House, 1987, etc.), chronicling a search for the soul of a man and his country." - Kirkus Reviews