A Novel of London (Paperback)

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By Milos Crnjanski, Will Firth (Translator)
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Fiction. Translated by Will Firth. A NOVEL OF LONDON is a classic of European modernism that established Serbian writer Milos Crnjanski as one of the great eastern European voices of the 20th century. The over-600-page translation will be the first English edition. Published in Belgrade in 1971 as Roman o Londonu, the novel follows an aging Russian migr , Nikolai Repnin, as he attempts to make a life in the British capital in the 1940s, painting a stark portrait of the war-battered city through the eyes of a person living in a constant state of rejection and alienation. Born a Russian noble in pre-revolutionary St. Petersburg, Repnin is now reduced to eking out a living from odd jobs in the huge city, whose buildings, monuments, citizens and customs he portrays with fascination. As Repnin wanders the streets and the bureaucracy of the bombed-out city, reminiscing about his opulent past in Russia and subsequent odyssey through Europe's cities after the Revolution, he encounters a host of migr's from around the world, whose stories also unfold. A pan-European portrait of class structures and the real effects of the war emerges, a vision whose depth and scope may be unmatched in 20th century literature.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781944884666
ISBN-10: 1944884661
Publisher: Dialogos / Lavender Ink
Publication Date: April 14th, 2020
Pages: 666
Language: English