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Golovlyov Family by M. E. Saltykov-Shchedrin, Carl R. Proffer, S. Cioran pdf epub fb2

Golovlyov Family Author: M. E. Saltykov-Shchedrin, Carl R. Proffer, S. Cioran
Title: Golovlyov Family
ISBN: 0882332090
ISBN13: 978-0882332093
Other Formats: rtf doc docx mobi
Pages: 251 pages
Publisher: Imprint unknown; New edition edition (October 1977)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1440 kb
Size EPUB version: 1482 kb
Subcategory: Contemporary




The Golovyov Family is a thought-provoking and powerfully written novel. Recognized as a classic since it first publication in Russia in 1880, it recounts the history of a family of landowners through three generations. In a letter written shortly after the book’s publication, the author reflected that "I wrote The Golovyov Family as an attack on the family principal."

As Russian scholar Carl Proffer wrote: "Gogol has been passed from school to school for thirteen decades. Even Bulgakov, who regarded Saltykov-Schhedrin as his teacher, who is the most satirical writer after Saltykov, and whose main works were unpublished until ten years ago, has been written about by representatives of many different critical sects. That Saltykov’s works have not had this kind of appeal is somewhat puzzling…Even a Freudian novice could work Oedipal themes out of the autobiographical elements in The Golovlyov Family, and the Tartu University school could draw complex diagrams to show how The Golovyov Family is that most wonderful of all things, a "unified whole." It is time that Saltykov stopped being the exclusive property of critics whose primary concerns are sociological or historical. As the reader of The Golovlyov Family will see—with considerable pleasure—Saltykov’s prose has much more to offer than not."