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The Resource Aetherial worlds : stories, Tatyana Tolstaya ; translated from the Russian by Anya Migdal

Aetherial worlds : stories, Tatyana Tolstaya ; translated from the Russian by Anya Migdal

Label
Aetherial worlds : stories
Title
Aetherial worlds
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Tatyana Tolstaya ; translated from the Russian by Anya Migdal
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Contributor
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
From one of modern Russia's finest writers, a spellbinding collection of eighteen stories, her first to be translated into English in more than twenty years. Ordinary realities and yearnings to transcend them lead to miraculous other worlds in this dazzling collection of stories. A woman's deceased father appears in her dreams with clues about the afterlife; a Russian professor in a small American town constructs elaborate fantasies during her cigarette break; a man falls in love with a marble statue as his marriage falls apart; a child glimpses heaven through a stained-glass window. With the emotional insight of Chekhov, the surreal satire of Gogol, and a unique blend of humor and poetry all her own, Tolstaya transmutes the quotidian into aetherial alternatives. These tales, about politics, identity, love, and loss, cut to the core of the Russian psyche, even as they lay bare human universals. Tolstaya's characters--seekers all--are daydreaming children, lonely adults, dislocated foreigners in unfamiliar lands. Whether contemplating the strategic complexities of delivering telegrams in Leningrad or the meditative melancholy of holiday aspic, vibrant inner lives and the grim elements of existence are registered in equally sharp detail in a starkly bleak but sympathetic vision of life on earth. A unique collection from one of the first women in years to rank among Russia's most important writers
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Short stories
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1951 May 3-
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Tolstai͡a, Tatʹi͡ana
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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Migdal, Anya
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  • Short stories, Russian
  • Short stories, Russian
Target audience
adult
Label
Aetherial worlds : stories, Tatyana Tolstaya ; translated from the Russian by Anya Migdal
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The square
  • Judith with the sword
  • Aetherial worlds
  • Doors and demons
  • Without
  • Faraway lands
  • Official nationality
  • Swedenborg
  • The window
  • See the reverse
  • 20/20
  • Aspic
  • Smoke and shadows
  • Passing through
  • A young lady in bloom
  • Nowhere
  • Father
  • The invisible maiden
Control code
ocn992221742
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 241 pages
Isbn
9781524732776
Lccn
2017032042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)992221742
Label
Aetherial worlds : stories, Tatyana Tolstaya ; translated from the Russian by Anya Migdal
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The square
  • Judith with the sword
  • Aetherial worlds
  • Doors and demons
  • Without
  • Faraway lands
  • Official nationality
  • Swedenborg
  • The window
  • See the reverse
  • 20/20
  • Aspic
  • Smoke and shadows
  • Passing through
  • A young lady in bloom
  • Nowhere
  • Father
  • The invisible maiden
Control code
ocn992221742
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 241 pages
Isbn
9781524732776
Lccn
2017032042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)992221742

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