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Oct 19, 2021
| ISBN 9781782276050
Oct 19, 2021
| ISBN 9781782276067
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Oct 19, 2021 | ISBN 9781782276050
Oct 19, 2021 | ISBN 9781782276067
The lyrical first novel of youth and love by acclaimed modernist master Gaito Gazdanov, author of The Spectre of Alexander WolfTwo old friends meet nightly in Paris, trading conversational barbs and manoeuvring around submerged feelings. Throughout the ten years of their separation, thoughts of Claire lingered persistently in Kolya’s mind. As the imagined romance finally becomes real, Kolya is thrown into recollections of formative moments from his youth in Russia, from his solitary early years through military school and service in the White Army in the Civil War, all leading to this union with Claire.The first novel by the celebrated Russian master Gaito Gazdanov, An Evening with Claire is a lyrical, finely crafted portrait of a lost innocence and a vanished era.
Gaito Gazdanov (Georgi Ivanovich Gazdanov, 1903-1971) was the son of a forester. Born in St Petersburg and brought up in Siberia and Ukraine, he joined Baron Wrangel’s White Army in 1919 aged just sixteen, and fought in the Russian Civil… More about Gaito Gazdanov
“An Evening with Claire is a masterfully crafted book that not only deserves but demands renewed attention.”–Los Angeles Review of Books“The Gazdanov revival… is nothing short of a literary event”—TLS “Pushkin Press is to be congratulated on reviving an author who is as relevant now as ever”—Spectator “A fascinating writer”—Irish Times “Gazdanov’s work is the perfect fusion of the Russian tradition and French innovation”—London Review of Books
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