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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But erifeev again they did shoot at Lenin, with a revolver no less! Venichka, after being elected president of his apocryphal plenum, scathingly attacks the Soviet regime, beginning with its origins.

Erofrev shall I blame the book? And when I got back, one of them said: By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Analysis of Moscow to the End of the Line

It argues that merely disliking the dark does not end darkness. Si diffuse clandestinamente come samizdatdiventando un classico in breve tempo. If dialectical materialism were turned on its head, something like angels would probably fall eroeev.

A bit grossed out here in sunny, health-obsessed California. The Noise of Time Osip Mandel’shtam. It’s definitely one of a kind. Books by Venedikt Erofeev. View all 15 comments. In other words it is linw story about Breshnev’s Russia in which opting out is achieved curtsey of our old friend intoxicating liquor.

Mar 14, Argos rated it it was amazing. This is more than a beverage–it is the music This was a fascinating book, published ‘samizdat’ in the s.


Although written as a desultory first-hand account of the drunken spree of a degenerate alcoholic, Erofeev carefully and deliberately indicts the Soviet system throughout Moscow to the End of the Line.

Following the plenum, Venichka falls into a depressed stupor. Any book that opens with this line: Take the root of that strawberry and press it against the rotten tooth while you suffocate the mole with your other two kine.

And the cocktail recipes are much of that kind combining eye watering products such as Soviet medicated shampoos, the spiritual states that one finds ones self in after drinking are thoroughly detailed for the readers enlightenment.

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I watched a small part of a documentary about him, and when he was interviewed he was lying on a couch in his apartment, barely able to move, speaking through a hole in his throat. Is their a Kindle version of this book? Feb 09, Valentina Chugunova rated it it was amazing Shelves: E’ anche un’eclissi dell’anima. While journeying towards Petushki, the narrator meets, inevitably, other drinkers, and has a close encounter with the ticket inspector whose awful authority is warded off only through a Sherizhardian story touching upon the conviction and obsessive fascination that the Soviet people the author says have that foreigners are forever engaged in homosexual activity, and the coming of the end times when the femme fatal of the east will remove her final veil – a prospect that even in imagination proves too overwhelming for the unfortunate conductor – again I offer this up as no substitute for responsible professional advice, I personally have stuck to buying a ticket – not that I wish to suggest that Britain train conductors are adverse to good rambling story.


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Moscow to the End of the Line

The first thing that strikes the reader is the overriding compulsion to make sense of the world — to catalog, categorize and assign values to things.

I’m going to think about this one a bit, then it might get another star. Nov 12, Jana rated it it was ok Shelves: Attempting to flee a group of attackers, likely the police or some other embodiment of Soviet authority, he tries to take refuge in a stairwell but is unable to escape.

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

But Erofeev laughs on the subjects that are laughable already, and somehow turns them into tragedy. The whole thing is steeped for a week in cigar ljne and served at table. Return to Book Page.

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