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The Resource The blizzard : a novel, Vladimir Sorokin ; translated by Jamey Gambrell

The blizzard : a novel, Vladimir Sorokin ; translated by Jamey Gambrell

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The blizzard : a novel
Title
The blizzard
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Vladimir Sorokin ; translated by Jamey Gambrell
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Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
"A dazzling, utterly distinctive saga from Russia's most celebrated-and most controversial-novelist. Vladimir Sorokin is one of Russia's most popular and provocative novelists. In his scabrous dystopian satire Day of the Oprichnik, American readers were introduced to his distinctive style, which combines an edgy avant-garde sensibility with a fondness for the absurd and even the grotesque-all in service of bringing out stinging truths about life in modern-day Russia. In The Blizzard, we are immersed in the atmosphere of a nineteenth-century Russia. Garin, a district doctor, is desperately trying to reach the village of Dolgoye, where a mysterious epidemic is turning people into zombies. He carries with him a vaccine that will prevent the spread of this terrible disease but is stymied in his travels by an all-consuming snowstorm, an impenetrable blizzard that turns a drive that should last only a few hours into a voyage of days and, finally, a journey into eternity. The Blizzard dramatizes a timeless metaphysical predicament. The characters in this nearly postapocalyptic world are constantly in motion and yet somehow trapped and frozen-spending day and night fighting their way through the storm on an expedition filled with extraordinary encounters, dangerous escapades, torturous imaginings, and amorous adventures. Hypnotic, fascinating, and richly descriptive, The Blizzard is a seminal work from one of the most inventive writers working today"--
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1955-
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Sorokin, Vladimir
Dewey number
891.73/5
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG3488.O66
LC item number
M4813 2015
Literary form
fiction
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Gambrell, Jamey
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  • FICTION / Literary
  • Physicians
  • Blizzards
  • Zombies
  • Dystopias
Label
The blizzard : a novel, Vladimir Sorokin ; translated by Jamey Gambrell
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1625505
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780374114374
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015010964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1625505
  • (OCoLC)907585939
Label
The blizzard : a novel, Vladimir Sorokin ; translated by Jamey Gambrell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1625505
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780374114374
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015010964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1625505
  • (OCoLC)907585939

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