Novel With Cocaine by M. Ageyev

The book in question is a psychological novel set in the tumultuous period of the Russian Revolution. It follows the life of a disaffected young man who, after being expelled from school, descends into a hedonistic lifestyle in Moscow's seedy underbelly. As he indulges in romantic pursuits and the eponymous drug, his intellectual arrogance and detachment from society grow. The narrative offers a dark and introspective exploration of nihilism, addiction, and the loss of innocence, ultimately painting a portrait of a protagonist caught between the demise of old-world Russia and the rise of the Soviet Union, all while grappling with his own moral decay.

The 2212th greatest book of all time


Published
1934
Nationality
Russian
Type
Fiction
Pages
150-200
Words
70,000
Original Language
Russian

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