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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Novel with Cocaine M. Just as heroes of socialist realism embody the inevitable success of the Communist regime, Venichka embodies the imminent decay of the Soviet system. Petersburg to Moscow ,whose description of the country landed the author in a certain secure facility at the pleasure of her Imperial Maybe the best book about Brezhnev’s Russia imaginable.

Could I miss the opportunity to join the circles of people with unconventional thinking, peculiar humor ens refined taste? A Historyedited by Gregory L. Echoes of Kafka and Bulgakov, but mainly reminded me of one of my fave movies – view spoiler [Jim Jarmusch’s “Dead Man” hide spoiler ] – a surreal journey through It is an account of a journey from Moscow to Petushki Vladimir Oblast by train, a journey soaked in alcohol.


But the language is so intense and great that I know it’s missing something in translation, so maybe I’ll have to get really good at Russian, give it a ponder, and then bump it up to five. My library Help Advanced Book Or. Account Options Sign in.

Analysis of Moscow to the End of the Line – The Toro Historical Review

View all 3 comments. If dialectical materialism were turned on its head, something like angels would probably fall out. No-Quibble 5-Star and straight onto the favourites shelf. Just tell me this: But even finer is this erofeeev it down: A recently fired alcoholic man rambles about stuff with passengers of a train while on his way somewhere. For me it was hilarious and tragic, illuminating and devastating at the same time.

He’s a drunken fucker with alcohol veins instead of blood. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Moscow to the End of the Line

It also describes what the characters do when they are drunk, for example declare war on Eroffev and other strange things. Sofia Petrovna Lidiia Chukovskaia. And a lot of alcohol. Trippy, drunken, twisty-turny day in the life of Venedikt Erofeev.

His friends saw only allegiance in his drunkenness, he never cherished alcohol itself, but yet he created the greatest hymn to drinking as a way of life. Other books in this series.


Yoghurt can be liquid. Venichka is a sympathetic anti-hero, a postmodern reimagining of the superfluous man archetype common in 19th century Russian literature.

Analysis of Moscow to the End of the Line

It starts in on page fnd and pretty much follows on every page: Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Cement Fyodor Vasilievich Gladkov. That fairly killed off the pleasure. Nov 12, Jana rated it it was ok Shelves: A delight every time I reread it. Written between and and passed around in samizdatit was first published in in Israel and later, inin Paris. Darkness — shorthand for ignorance, moral deficit, backwardness, and lack of culture — had long been ascribed to the peasantry in pre-revolutionary Russia by elites and the intelligentsia.

The first half of the book isoften very funny. That aroused in me a feeling of – how shall I put it? Erofeev conta-nos todas as noites sub specie aeternitatis.