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St. Petersburg by Andrey Biely
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Nov 12, 2008

it was amazing

Whoa. Fucken whoa. Really enjoyable, yet I constantly felt that to really appreciate the depths of this book I should have a 10 year minimum background in Russian literature and a good handle on the cultural history of the 19th and 20th centuries. Fortunately, it doesn't take scholarship to appreciate life's farcical underbelly which Biely upturns with alternating emphasis on humor and pain. Sergey Sergeyevich's failed hanging gave me a whole new appreciation for the underlying ridiculousness of pathos and honor. In summary, I LIKED it.
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Jessica " Fortunately, it doesn't take scholarship to appreciate life's farcical underbelly which Biely upturns with alternating emphasis on humor and pain. " YES =) The factors of underlying ridiculousness are so entire though, and sensibly related. It's GREAT.


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