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Professor Martens' Departure by Jaan Kross
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Jul 23, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction-contemporary, fiction-east-central-europe, lit-like

There are pundits who think Kross should be a Nobel laureate: they're right. This is a marvellous tale of life in the service of the Russian empire, and of being Estonian in that empire. I read it in Estonia, which added a piquancy, although it lacks the satirical edge of The Czar's Madman.

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