In this classic of Russian humor and social commentary, a fired cable fitter goes on a binge and hopes a train to Petushki (where his “most beloved of trollops”. LibraryThing Review. User Review – Natalia_Sh – LibraryThing. It’s late s in Russia. Venya Erofeev is going from Moscow to Petushki by train. It’s not a long. by Sharon MacNett Communist Party censors denied publication of Venedikt Erofeev’s novel Moscow to the End of the Line for its.

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On us, I suppose, in the West: He then suggests getting drunk, making a declaration on human rights, and beginning a terror campaign.

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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Funny book, had me smiling all the way through, and my liver hurtin’ from so much booze talk. Return to Book Page.

But Erofeev laughs on the subjects that are laughable already, and somehow turns them into tragedy. Nervous exhaustion or mortal sorrow?

Just as heroes of socialist realism embody the inevitable success of the Communist regime, Venichka embodies the imminent decay of the Soviet system. On the way he bestows upon angels, fellow passengers, and the world at large a magnificent monologue on alcohol, politics, society, Call it weird and author drunken fool?


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He becomes embroiled in a heated argument with his own sense of reason. The Best Books of Ennd deep philosophy expressed through lol allusion I couldn’t catch or connect all of it.

Apr 24, Alexandra rated it it was amazing Shelves: Following the plenum, Venichka falls into a depressed stupor. A Historyedited by Gregory L. And the cocktail recipes are much of that kind combining eye watering products such as Soviet medicated shampoos, the spiritual states that one finds ones self in after drinking are thd detailed for the readers enlightenment.

Moscow to the End of the Line

By using this site, you agree to lind Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Even thf Erofeev didn’t sport the Russian-classic ie, beardhe did write about an alcoholic, so he gets to keep his Russian literary citizenship for that at least. As indicated above, Erofeev employs Moscow itself to stand in for the Soviet system. A bit grossed out here in sunny, health-obsessed California. But I am trying, so shove it.

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Views Read Edit View history. Cement Fyodor Vasilievich Gladkov. I also want to give a shout-out to the fantastic cover art that was chosen, Self Portrait with Moscwo James Ensor.


Find wild strawberries whole plant with berries and roots and one mole. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. As he lapses in and out of increasingly disturbing dreams and drunken delirium, modcow questions whether he has indeed reached Petushki. Or shall I blame the book? He boards a train to visit his lover and his child in Petushki. It also describes what the characters do when they are drunk, for example declare war on Norway and other strange things.

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Oh Venichka, why did you that to me? Venichka, his debauched behavior all the more startling against the backdrop of etofeev obvious intelligence, is a supreme caricature of everything the upstanding New Soviet Man should be. That’ll give you a rough idea of what it’s like to fall into this book. And the book had been waiting thf my Kindle for a while, the soul was sad and journey long.

E’ anche un’eclissi dell’anima.