Short(er) Slavic Novels Book Club with Arya

 
May 6th
6:30pm
 
McNally Jackson Downtown Brooklyn
RSVP Required
 

Are you intimidated by the great (and by great, we mean looooooong) novels of Dostoevsky or Tolstoy, Ulitskaya and Tokarczuk? Novels over 500 pages may not be a crime to read, but they can, at times, feel like a punishment to finish. That’s why we're is introducing SHORT(ER) SLAVIC NOVELS, a book club dedicated to Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Belarusian, Czech, etc. novels under 300 pages. All titles will be read in English, so previous knowledge of Slavic languages is NOT required. (Uk)Rain(e) or shine, czech out our Downtown Brooklyn location every month for classic and contemporary Slavic fiction. За встречу!

This month we'll discuss Venedikt Erofeev's classic of Russian humor and social commentary, Moscow to the End of the Line. 

"The comic high-water mark of the Brezhnev era." —David Remnick, Village Voice

"Erofeev's delirium tremens journey is a tale of restless, hopeless alienation and yet it is soulful in the Russian manner. . . . The poignancy of Venya's follies is almost unbearable." —Elizabeth Hardwick, New Republic

In this classic of Russian humor and social commentary, a fired cable fitter goes on a binge and hopes a train to Petushki (where his "most beloved of trollops" awaits). On the way he bestows upon angels, fellow passengers, and the world at large a magnificent monologue on alcohol, politics, society, alcohol, philosophy, the pains of love, and, of course, alcohol.

 


 

Reserve your place with a $5 voucher, redeemable on the night of the book club meeting on any product in store.

Price: $5.00