The Town of N by Leonid Dobychin
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A look at Russia early this century through the eyes of a boy. He describes family relations, school, romantic crushes and his country's defeat in the Russo-Japanese War. The author died in 1936.
 

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Leonid Dobychin was born in Dvinsk (today's Daugavpils), Latvia, in 1894. In 1936, shortly after the publication of his novel The Town of N, Dobychin was attacked by the Leningrad Writers' Union. He disappeared the next day and was never seen again. Richard C. Borden is the author of The Art of Writing Badly: Valentin Kataev's Mauvism and the Rebirth of Russian Modernism (NUP 1999 ) and co-translator of Dobychin's The Town of N (1998), both published by Northwestern University Press. He lives in the United Kingdom.Natalia Belova is also co-translator of Dobychin's The Town of N. Borden is a scholar and translator who currently works in Paris and Moscow.
 
Published July 22, 1998 by Northwestern University Press. 144 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In his enthusiastic introduction to this lost work, translator Borden calls the rediscovery of Dobychin (who died in 1936, probably by his own hand, after being scorned by the Soviet literary establishment) ""the single most significant revelation in Russian letters during glasnost."" Dobychin le...

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