- Series: Georgian Literature
- Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press (February 17, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1564788792
- ISBN-13: 978-1564788795
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.6 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #305,763 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Kvachi (Georgian Literature) Paperback – February 17, 2015
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Kvachi is... an international con-man, through whose eyes we see Europe and Russia as nothing but a rogue's hunting ground.... The abrupt, sardonic prose brims over with inventiveness.(Donald Rayfield The Literature of Georgia)
If you read one 500-page classic of Georgian literature this year, make it Mikheil's Javakhishvili's galloping 1924 epic Kvachi...(The Millions)
A long-buried classic of Eastern European literature in the picaresque mould of Cervantes and Fielding... Fast-paced dialogue, black humour, and camaraderie-among-thieves keeps the antics fun and ingenious. Recommended for fans of daring and rebellious literature.(Glasgow News)
About the Author
Donald Rayfield is Emeritus Professor of Russian and Georgian at the University of London. In addition to his definitive biography of Chekhov (reissued in Faber Finds), his books include "The Dream of Lhasa: The Life of Nikolay Przhevalsky (1839-88), Explorer of Central Asia "and "Stalin and His Hangmen". His 'superb new translation' (William Boyd - "Guardian") of Gogol's "Dead Souls" was published in 2008.
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Easy to read and extremely interesting.
Can be partly compared to "Confessions of Felix Krull" of Thomas Mann but IMHO Felix Krull is not even close to this and not only because Felix Krull is unfinished. I think this one is much more interesting, fun and realistic.