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Сергей Довлатов родился в эвакуации и умер в эмиграции. Как писатель он сложился в Ленинграде, но успех к нему пришел в Америке, где он жил с 1979 года. Его художественная мысль при видимой парадоксальности, обоснованной жизненным опытом, проста и благородна: рассказать, как странно живут люди - то печально смеясь, то смешно печалясь. В его книгах нет праведников, потому ч ...more
Hardcover, 154 pages
Published 2006 by AST
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I love Dovlatov. His prose, his style, his bittersweet nostalgia for the Soviet Union that never really loved him, and that he never really loved, yet he just couldn't quit it.
The reason I'm giving it three stars (and I was debating between three and four) is this collection of short stories has only a couple stories that really stand out and hit that bittersweet spot, and the rest are just okay. These stories of immigrant life lack that wonderful feeling of Dovlatov's greatest work - Ours.
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Сергей Довлатов
SERGEI DOVLATOV was born in Ufa, Bashkiria (U.S.S.R.), in 1941. He dropped out of the University of Leningrad after two years and was drafted into the army, serving as a guard in high-security prison camps. In 1965 he began to work as a journalist, first in Leningrad and then in Tallinn, Estonia. After a period of intense harassment by the authorities, he emigrated to the United St
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