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By Boris Pilniak

ISBN-10: 0806121343

ISBN-13: 9780806121345

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At his top, Pilnyak has a unprecedented strength to awaken overseas milieus and occasions (the Nineteen Twenties) long past. The name piece of this assortment is to conveys vividly the truth of China 60 years in the past. equally, the forests, steppes and river valleys of the stories set in Russia are virtually palpable. The narrative kind of the tales levels from journalism interlarded with fiction to surrealism, as in "A Dog's Life," during which speaking animals arrange a commune. all the stories are suffused with politics, particularly the 1917 Russian revolution and its early aftermath. Born in 1894 and believed to were done in 1937 in a wave of Stalinist purges, Pilnyak basically observed the Revolution as a touchstone of literary mind's eye, whereas spotting that its rules have been hopelessly perverted. it's extraordinary that those items bought into print in Twenties Russia, and the realm is the richer for it even supposing they fee the writer his existence.

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But along the Avenue George10moved Chinese pro­ cessions with dragons, fish lighted from the inside, with lan­ terns on poles, with Chinese music— and that indeed was genuine beauty— fantastic, terrifying and— wonderful. It was in the wake of these processions that I tramped, in their wake that I went into the absolutely fantastic Chinese part of the city. There were many such processions, and everything got mixed up. — Eds. 48 CHINESE STORY lanterns, people in incredible fancy dress. The air was filled with the sounds of firecrackers, rockets, kettledrums, singing, shouts.

Here the most monstrous cruelties are perpetrated: vil­ lages are burned to the ground, while detachments of troops and bands of rebels are massacred, women are raped. There is also a band of women— brigands or partisans, as you will— under the command of a woman. They rob merchants and caravans on the road, and the leader takes the most handsome men for herself. This detachment was formed by peasant women driven to despera­ tion by incessant plunder. I remember one particular peasant hut. I saw it in the Peking area not far from the grave of Sun Yat-sen.

Particu­ larly because in Peking you found out, before I did, that my transfer would be delayed— which means we won’t see each other for a long time; you could have inquired by telegram! . So she sends a message after fifteen days— half a month— and doesn’t find it necessary to remember to explain the silence, and then, after two more days and through a third party she finds it necessary to in­ quire about my plans. ’ . . ’ The hell with it! . — and then falls silent for half a month. You filled the six pages of your letter with water, but you did not get around to penning a single line about receiving or not receiving my letters.

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