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The Last and the First by Nina Berberova
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Sep 07, 2021 | ISBN 9781782276975

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“[Berberova’s] psychological portraits, dialogue, and prose are intensely elegant, even luminous. She seemed to have an otherworldly sense of what to say outright and what to leave implicit in her work.” Kirkus Reviews

“[A] unique, harmonious, and brilliant book. Her language is uncommonly strong and pure; her images are magnificent for their solid and precise power… this is literature of the highest quality, the work of a genuine writer.” — Vladimir Nabokov

“Haunting… as graceful and subtle as Chekhov.” — Anne Tyler, New Republic

“Like Turgenev and Chekhov, of whom she is the rightful heir, Berberova… is uncannily shrewd about romance, about its bright promise, without making her characters’ real satisfaction seem trite.”New York Review of Books

“…an elegant tale of emigration, patriotism and destitution’… ‘With echoes of Tolstoy and  and Chekhov, the novel is at once soberly realistic and richly symbolic.” –Bryan Karetnyk, The Financial Times Life & Arts

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