Based on Dovlatov’s experiences as a journalist in the Soviet Republic of Estonia , this is an acidly comic picture of ludicrous bureaucratic ineptitude, which. Buy a cheap copy of The Compromise book by Sergei Dovlatov. Based on Dovlatov’s experiences as a journalist in the Soviet Republic of Estonia, this is an . The Compromise by Sergei Dovlatov – book cover, description, publication history.
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Published August compromiwe by Academy Chicago Publishers first published Dovlatov is a friendly and inherently unreliable storyteller who crafts his tales with a simple, elegant style that makes his characters and situations feel universal.
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Sergei Dovlatov, there and here Everything relates to everything else Compormise boring job ever A speculative-fiction spectrum: Anoush rated it it was ok Jul 07, Hi again, Earl, No, I don’t have the translation The full context in which compromide friend recommended Dovlatov will remain unblogged for now, but it was hard not to read into the book, however anachronistically, a hyperbolic spoof on Journalism In America Today.
An English translation of The Compromise isn’t currently in print, but thd your local used bookstores and libraries. Jevgenij rated it it was ok Oct 18, The story behind the story is a pathetic, drunken, girls-in-wet-bathing-suits junket by Dovlatov-the-journalist and a photographer colleague. Always travels with a volume of Blok. Lisa Hayden Espenschade November 5, at 3: Dovlatov is lectured on the proper way to list countries in a news item “”You’ve put East Germany after Hungary!
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Based on Dovlatov’s experiences as a journalist in the Soviet Republic of Estonia, this is an acidly comic picture of ludicrous bureaucratic ineptitude, which obviously still continues. No trivia or quizzes yet. Jan 15, Manuel Alfonseca rated it it was ok.
Incidentally I found a few curious detail about the protagonists. I’m sort of dissident! Each week, our editors select the one author and compomise book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.
My name has been mentioned on the German radio! Quotes from The Compromise. To ask other readers questions about The Compromiseplease sign up. Feeds squirrels in the park.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Unknown November 3, at 2: Throughout, in fact, the comedy is uneven, with oddly translated perhaps untranslatable puns, local references, belabored ironies. This is a well-written, sharp set of anecdotes which sometimes strays into trite or tired subjects in the life of an Estonian journalist.
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Please do not send messages to me at more than one address. Posted by Lisa Hayden Espenschade at 2: Andrei Rotari rated it it was ok Apr 08, Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. So what does Soviet-era journalism have to do with the state of news media here in the 21st century U. A sharp style, funny explanations to his own journalistic briefs, and an acerbic critic of bureaucratic incompetence under communism, but not exactly in my taste.
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Dovlatov the thinly-fictionalized journalist begins each of his eleven tales with a brief article written to meet government requirements as conveyed by bureaucratic and indifferent editors; and continues with a sad and utterly compromised story behind the story. She spoke with Peips through a translator the day before: