The Resource Night roads : a novel, Gaito Gazdanov ; translated from the Russian by Justin Doherty ; introduction by Laszlo Dienes

Night roads : a novel, Gaito Gazdanov ; translated from the Russian by Justin Doherty ; introduction by Laszlo Dienes

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Night roads : a novel
Title
Night roads
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Gaito Gazdanov ; translated from the Russian by Justin Doherty ; introduction by Laszlo Dienes
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
"Drawing together episodes of rich atmosphere, this novel is as deep and brooding as the Paris nights that serve as its backdrop. Russian writer Gaito Gazdanov arrived in Paris, as so many did, between the wars and would go on, with this fourth novel, to give readers a crisp rendering of a living city changing beneath its people's feet." "Night Roads is loosely based on the author's experiences as a cab driver in those disorienting, often brutal years, and the narrator moves from episode to episode, holding court with many but sharing his mind with only a few. His companions are drawn straight out of the Parisian past: the legendary courtesan Jeanne Raldi, now in her later days, and an alcoholic philosopher who goes by the name of Plato. Along the way, the driver picks up other characters, such as the dull thinker who takes on the question of the meaning of life only to be driven insane. The dark humor of that young man's failure against the narrator's authentic, personal explorations of the same subject is captured in this first English translation."--BOOK JACKET
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IEN/DLC
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Gazdanov, Gaito
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG3476.G39
LC item number
N613 2009
Literary form
novels
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  • Doherty, Justin
  • Dienes, László
Series statement
European classics
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  • Paris (France)
  • Taxicab drivers
Label
Night roads : a novel, Gaito Gazdanov ; translated from the Russian by Justin Doherty ; introduction by Laszlo Dienes
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Publication
Note
"Published in French in 1991 under the title Chemins nocturnes."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 244 p.
Isbn
9780810125582
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008048255
Other control number
40016903827
System control number
  • 3797504-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3797504
  • (Sirsi) o268787836
  • (OCoLC)268787836
Label
Night roads : a novel, Gaito Gazdanov ; translated from the Russian by Justin Doherty ; introduction by Laszlo Dienes
Publication
Note
"Published in French in 1991 under the title Chemins nocturnes."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 244 p.
Isbn
9780810125582
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008048255
Other control number
40016903827
System control number
  • 3797504-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3797504
  • (Sirsi) o268787836
  • (OCoLC)268787836

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