Golovlyov Family

ISBN-10: 0940322579
ISBN-13: 9780940322578
Edition: 2001
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Description: Searingly hot in the summer, bitterly cold in the winter, the ancestral estate of the Golovlyov family is the end of the road. There Anna Petrovna rules with an iron hand over her servants and family-until she loses power to the relentless scheming  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 5/31/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Searingly hot in the summer, bitterly cold in the winter, the ancestral estate of the Golovlyov family is the end of the road. There Anna Petrovna rules with an iron hand over her servants and family-until she loses power to the relentless scheming of her hypocritical son Judas. One of the great books of Russian literature, The Golovlyov Family is a vivid picture of a condemned and isolated outpost of civilization that, for contemporary readers, will recall the otherwordly reality of Macondo in Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude.

JAMES WOOD is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a visiting lecturer at Harvard. In addition to How Fiction Works, he is the author of two essay collections, The Broken Estate and The Irresponsible Self, a novel, The Book Against God.

Introduction
The Family Tribunal
Good Relatives
The Casting Up
The Niece
Illicit Family Joys
The Derelict
The Reckoning

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