Moscow Petushki by Venedikt Yerofeev

The book is a surreal and satirical narrative that takes the reader on a tragicomic journey aboard a suburban train from Moscow to the small town of Petushki. The protagonist, a disillusioned intellectual and alcoholic, engages in philosophical musings and encounters a variety of eccentric characters, each embodying different aspects of Soviet life. As he delves into ruminations on love, suffering, and the search for meaning amidst the absurdities of existence, the journey becomes a metaphor for the human condition and the societal decay of the USSR, blending dark humor with poignant introspection.

The 1112th greatest book of all time


Published
1970
Nationality
Russian
Type
Fiction
Pages
100-150
Words
Unknown
Original Language
Russian

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