Subtly Worded and Other Stories

By N. A. Teffi

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Teffi’s genius with the short form made her a literary star in pre-revolutionary Russia, beloved by Tsar Nicholas II and Vladimir Lenin alike. These stories, taken from the whole of her career, show the full range of her gifts.

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A selection of the finest stories by this female Chekhov, now available in a striking new Pushkin Blues format.

Teffi’s genius with the short form made her a literary star in pre-revolutionary Russia, beloved by Tsar Nicholas II and Vladimir Lenin alike. These stories, taken from the whole of her career, show the full range of her gifts. Extremely funny-a wry, scathing observer of society-she is also capable, as capable even as Chekhov, of miraculous subtlety and depth of character.

There are stories here from her own life (as a child, going to meet Tolstoy to plead for the life of War and Peace‘s Prince Bolkonsky, or, much later, her strange, charged meetings with the already-legendary Rasputin). There are stories of émigré society, its members held together by mutual repulsion. There are stories of people misunderstanding each other or misrepresenting themselves. And throughout there is a sly, sardonic wit and a deep, compelling intelligence.

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Weight 0.244 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 13 × 1.8 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

304

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Dewey

891.7342 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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Subtly Worded and Other Stories

£10.99

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