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Jul 24, 2011 Pavel rated it 5 of 5 stars
"The Exchange" is what Chekhov would write if he would live 109 years. Universal story, for all ages and nations and countries: he has a wife and she's beautiful and clever, he is soft and intelligent, she's good with him. but very aggresive and morally ambivalent when there's a goal to achieve (new apartment, new job, etc). She's much stronger then him. She doesn't like his mother. he isn't going very well with hers. She more or less consumes him, his opinion, his view on the world, his persona ...more
Yury Valentinovich Trifonov was a Russian writer. He was a leading figure of the Soviet "Urban Prose".More about Yury Trifonov...