Boris Pilniak: Scythian at a Typewriter


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A scholarly biography of an important Russian author of the early 20th century who met his death in 1937 after being charged with espionage for the Japanese. A strange life to place into conversation with an important literary figure of Soviet Russia.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Ardis
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1985
  • Place Published: Ann Arbor
  • ISBN: 0882338889


  • Condition: As new
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: Yes
  • Jacket Condition: As new
  • Details:
    259 p. 23 cm. 3 b&w photos. Black cloth hardcover in mylar-covered pictorial dustjacket. Discussion of the author's formative years, experience as a literary sensation, journey from fame to defamation, his arrest, etc. Also includes criticism of his works, list of English and Russian titles, notes, selected bibliography and index.