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Gary Shteyngart

Full Name: Gary Shteyngart
Hometown: Leningrad
Born: 1972-01-01
Number of Works: 10
Gary Shteyngart is an American writer born in Leningrad, USSR (he alternately calls it "St. Leningrad" or "St. Leninsburg"). Much of his work is satirical and relies on the invention of elaborately fictitious yet somehow familiar places and times.

His first novel, The Russian Debutante's Handbook (2002), received the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award.


ISBN: 1400066409, 9781400066407
Keywords: story, love, true, sad, super
Pages: 334
Published: 2010
  • Rating: 60%

The author of two critically acclaimed novels, The Russian Debutante’s Handbook and Absurdistan, Gary Shteyngart has risen to the top of the fiction world. Now, in his hilarious and heartfelt new novel, he envisions a deliciously dark tale of America’s dysfunctional coming years—and the timeless and tender feelings that just might bring us back from the brink.In a very near future—oh, let’s say next Tuesday—a functionally illiterate America is about to collapse. But don’t that tell that to poor Lenny Abramov, the thirty-nine-year-old son of an angry Ru
ISBN: 0812971671, 9780812971675
Keywords: absurdistan
Pages: 333
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 60%

Open Absurdistan and meet outsize Misha Vainberg, son of the 1,238th-richest man in Russia, lover of large portions of food and drink, lover and inept performer of rap music, and lover of a South Bronx Latina whom he longs to rejoin in New York City, if only the American INS will grant him a visa. But it won't, because Misha's late Beloved Papa whacked an Oklahoma businessman of some prominence. Misha is paying the price of exile from his adopted American homeland. He's stuck in Russia, dreaming of his beloved Rouenna and the Oz of NYC. Salvation may lie in the tiny, oil-rich nation of Absur
ISBN: 1573229881, 9781573229883
Keywords: handbook, debutante, russian
Pages: 476
Published: 2002
  • Rating: 60%

This is the story of Vladimir Girshkin-part P.T. Barnum, part V.I. Lenin, the man who would conquer half of Europe (albeit the wrong half).
ISBN: 0812970764, 9780812970760
Keywords: time, hero
Pages: 208
Published: 1840
  • Rating: 80%

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)In its adventurous happenings–its abductions, duels, and sexual intrigues–A Hero of Our Time looks backward to the tales of Sir Walter Scott and Lord Byron, so beloved by Russian society in the 1820s and ’30s. In the character of its protagonist, Pechorin–the archetypal Russian antihero–Lermontov’s novel looks forward to the subsequent glories of a Russian literature that it helped, in great measure, to make possible.This edition includes a Translator’s Foreword by Vladimir Nabokov, who translated the novel in collaboratio
ISBN: 0847836053, 9780847836055
Keywords: soviet, design, icons, unsung, russia, made
Pages: 224
Published: 2011
  • Rating: 60%

This irreverent survey celebrates the more populist and enduring work in graphic and industrial design that was a product of the Soviet era - a period that remain politically sensitive and under-explored, yet whose influence on the objects and aesthetics of Russian life and thought has been profound. Made in Russia presents fifty such masterpieces, from pioneers of Soviet technology such as the Sputnik, the Buran snowmobile, and the LOMO camera to icons of quotidian culture such as the fishnet shopping bag, the beveled glass, a Cold War-inspired arcade game, and Misha the Olympic bear. Edited