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Days in the Caucasus

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Days in the Caucasus by Banine
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Mar 02, 2021 | ISBN 9781782274872

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“Banine’s consummate prose is marked by undertones of erudite wittiness. Educated and pragmatic, but also hopeful, she expresses wanting nothing more than to be free to pursue self-realization. Days in the Caucasus was published in 1945; this first English translation of the memoir is an absolute joy—full of adventure, travel, and youthful dreams.” — Foreword Reviews

“A delightful memoir of an eventful life set against the helter-skelter of the 20th century.” — Financial Times

“Every so often a voice emerges from the archive so vivid that it seems impossible that it should ever have been forgotten.” — Evening Standard

“I started to leaf through the book and was soon engrossed… So vividly and wittily does the author reveal to us an utterly unfamiliar world.” — Teffi

“A romantic and gloriously comic account of a heady and turbulent youth spent on the shores of the Caspian… Banine’s autobiography captures a rarefied world on the brink of extinction… What commends Days in the Caucasus, quite aside from its rakish narrative, is [her] exquisite prose and unremitting eye for comic absurdity even amid the profoundest personal tragedy.” — Bryan Karetnyk, Spectator

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