Gaito Gazdanov





Gaito Gazdanov


Born
in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
December 06, 1903

Died
December 05, 1971


Gaito Gazdanov (Russian: Гайто Газданов; Ossetian: Гæздæнты Бæппийы фырт Гайто) (1903–1971) was a Russian émigré writer of Ossetian extraction. He was born in Saint Petersburg but was brought up in Siberia and Ukraine, where his father worked as a forester. He took part in the Russian Civil War on the side of Wrangel's White Army. In 1920 he left Russia and settled in Paris, where he was employed in the Renault factories. Gazdanov's first novel — An Evening with Claire (1930) — won accolades from Maxim Gorky and Vladislav Khodasevich, who noted his indebtedness to Marcel Proust. On the strength of his first short stories, Gazdanov was decried by critics as one of the most gifted writers to begin his career in emigration.
Gazdanov's mature w
...more

Average rating: 3.9 · 1,845 ratings · 206 reviews · 20 distinct works · Similar authors
Het fantoom van Alexander Wolf

by
3.83 avg rating — 1,116 ratings — published 1947 — 34 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
An Evening with Claire

4.04 avg rating — 310 ratings — published 1930 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Night Roads

by
4.31 avg rating — 198 ratings — published 1952 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Buddha's Return

by
3.52 avg rating — 99 ratings — published 2006 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Flight

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1939 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ritrovarsi a Parigi

by
3.56 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1966 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Povijest jednog putovanja

by
3.93 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1935 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Княжна Мэри

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 11 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Пилигримы

by
3.83 avg rating — 6 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Evelyne and Her Friends

3.82 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1968 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Gaito Gazdanov…
“Your gift for thinking interferes with you: without it, of course, you’d be happy.”
Gaito Gazdanov, The Spectre of Alexander Wolf

“When I thought of myself, of the feelings I had, of the things I thought I understood so well, I imagined myself somehow abstractly, because that other visual recollection was painful and unpleasant for me. No sooner would I call to mind my physical appearance than the finest, most lyrical, wonderful visions would vanish in an instant - so monstrous was its disparity with the intangible, glittering world that existed in my imagination. It seemed to me that there could be no greater contrast than that between my inner life and my outward appearance; sometimes I even imagined that I was trapped in someone else's strange, almost hateful body.”
Gaito Gazdanov, Призрак Александра Вольфа

“Никогда не становись убежденным человеком, не делай выводов, не рассуждай и старайся быть как можно более простым. И помни, что самое большое счастье на земле - это думать, что ты хоть что-нибудь понял из окружающей тебя жизни. Ты не поймешь, тебе будет только казаться, что ты понимаешь; а когда вспомнишь об этом через несколько времени, то увидишь, что понимал неправильно. А еще через год или два убедишься, что и второй раз ошибался. И так без конца. И все-таки это самое главное и самое интересное в жизни.”
Gaito Gazdanov, An Evening with Claire

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Classics Without ...: Alphabet Serial 665 297 Aug 07, 2015 09:03PM