The Old Man

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1571-2
Publication Date
December 1999
Page Count
267 pages
Trim Size
5 1/8 x 7 3/4

The Old Man

Yuri Trifonov

The Old Man veers between a contemporary effort to buy a dacha and the memories of an incident in the Civil War. A questionable action in the past haunts the present and throws into relief the materialism that has come to replace revolutionary idealism; suggesting this idealism may have been tainted in the first place. While the setting and situation are very Soviet, the quandary Trifonov describes has universal significance.

About the Author
"Trifonov may be seen as a Soviet Chekhov." --Richard Lourie, New York Times Book Review