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Envy by Yury Olesha, T. S. Berczynski

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First published in 1927, Yury Olesha's Envy is, both stylistically and thematically one of the most provocative novels from the Soviet era.

Andrei Babichev is a paragon of Soviet values, an innovative and practical man, Director of the Food Industry Trust, a man whose vision encompasses such future advances for mankind as the 35-kopeck sausage and the self-peeling potato. Out of kindness, he rescues from the gutter Nikolai Karalerov, violently tossed from a bar after a drunken and self-destructive tirade. But instead of gratitude, Babichev finds himself the subject of an endlessly malignant jealousy, as Kavaelrov sees in him a representative of the new breed of man who has prevented him from realizing his true greatness. A scathing social satire, Envy is a concise and incisive exploration of the paradigmatic conflicts of the early Soviet age: old versus new, imagination versus pragmatism, and the alienation of the romantic artist in the age of technology. Critics as far apart as Gleb Struve (“One of the most interesting and original works in the whole of Soviet literature”) and Pravda (“Olesha's style is masterful, his psychological analysis infinitely subtle, his portrayal of negative characters truly striking”) have praised the novel, and one of the signs of its universality is the fact that it has been claimed by nearly every school of critics and interpreted as everything from a submerged homosexual story to a 20th-century Notes from the Underground.
Envy
Author:
by Yury Olesha, T. S. Berczynski
Title:
Envy
ISBN:
0882330918
ISBN13:
978-0882330914
Publisher:
The Overlook Press (January 16, 2009)
Language:
English
Category:
Contemporary
Size ePub version:
1483 kb
Size PDF version:
1361 kb
Rating:
3.9
Votes:
399
Pages:
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