New PDF release: Autumn in Yalta: A Novel And Three Stories (The Library of

By David Shrayer-Petrov (David Shraer-Petrov),Maxim D. Shrayer

ISBN-10: 0815608209

ISBN-13: 9780815608202

The robust voice of David Shrayer-Petrov's immigrant fiction blends Russian, Jewish, and American traditions. accumulating an autobiographical novel and 3 brief tales, "Autumn in Yalta" brings jointly the achievements of the nice Russian masters Chekhov and Nabokov and the magisterial Jewish and American storytellers Bashevis Singer and Malamud. Shrayer-Petrov's fiction examines the forces and contradictions of affection via various ethnic, non secular, and social lenses. Set in Stalinist Russia, the radical "Strange Danya Rayev" revolves round the wartime reports of a Jewish Russian boy evacuated from his besieged local Leningrad to a distant village within the Ural Mountains. within the identify tale "Autumn in Yalta", the idealistic protagonist, Dr. Samoylovich, is distributed to a Siberian legal camp as a result of his ill-fated love for Polechka, a tuberculosis sufferer. In "The Love of Akira Watanabe" once more unrequited love is the point of interest of the relevant personality, a displaced eastern professor at a brand new England university.
A fishing day trip and an previous Jewish recipe make for a shock finishing in Carp for the Gefilte Fish, a story of a childless couple from Belarus and their American employers. within the culture of alternative physician-writers, akin to Anton Chekhov and William Carlos Williams, Shrayer-Petrov's prose is marked via analytical exactitude and passionate humanism. Love and reminiscence, twin identification, and the event of exile are the manager components.

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