Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire

Now in paperback, Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire was acclaimed by The Hartford Courant as "a thrilling discovery ... a reversal of the letters [of] Saul Bellow's Herzog ... [with] a Nabokovian delight in words and texts.

Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire

Now in paperback, Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire was acclaimed by The Hartford Courant as "a thrilling discovery ... a reversal of the letters [of] Saul Bellow's Herzog ... [with] a Nabokovian delight in words and texts." J. is a smuggler living in Russia, making his living fencing the flotsam of communism's collapse. In Istanbul he takes a commission to trap an endangered Russian butterfly and decides to use it as an opportunity to smuggle V., his Russian lover who has no papers, back into her homeland. In the port of Odessa, she disappears, and J. continues alone to a small village on the Black Sea. Letters from V. begin to arrive, and as J. hunts the butterfly, he seeks a way to lure V. back into his life. Equal parts bittersweet love story, international intrigue, and one man's quest to write the perfect love letter, Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire, wrote The Tennessean, is "an amazing jewel of a story ... that winks with wit [and] wears its astonishing craftsmanship lightly." "An aesthetically blissful reading experience ... Nabokov's spirit, alive and kind, has touched [Prieto] with its butterfly wings." -- Aleksandar Hemon, The Village Voice Literary Supplement "...Nocturnal Butterflies is an impressive performance by a writer whose gifts are clearly abundant." -- Richard Bernstein, The New York Times "A beautiful, lavish, seedy, poetic, and magical book.... Pure pleasure for the literary mind." -- Chris Kridler, The Baltimore Sun

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Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: José Manuel Prieto
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-12-01 - Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

Now in paperback, Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire was acclaimed by The Hartford Courant as "a thrilling discovery ... a reversal of the letters [of] Saul Bellow's Herzog ... [with] a Nabokovian delight in words and texts." J. is a smuggler living in Russia, making his living fencing the
Contemporary World Fiction: A Guide to Literature in Translation
Language: en
Pages: 526
Authors: Juris Dilevko, Keren Dali, Glenda Garbutt
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-17 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This much-needed guide to translated literature offers readers the opportunity to hear from, learn about, and perhaps better understand our shrinking world from the perspective of insiders from many cultures and traditions. • Over 1,000 annotated contemporary world fiction titles, featuring author's name; title; translator; publisher and place of publication;
The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 498
Authors: M.A. Orthofer
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-19 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

A user-friendly reference for English-language readers who are eager to explore contemporary fiction from around the world. Profiling hundreds of titles and authors from 1945 to today, with an emphasis on fiction published in the past two decades, this guide introduces the styles, trends, and genres of the world's literatures,
Rex
Language: en
Pages: 321
Authors: Jose Manuel Prieto
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-05 - Publisher: Grove Press

A Proust-worshipping narrator falls into the dangerous world of the Russian mob in this novel run amok by the author of Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire.
The New York Times Book Reviews 2000
Language: en
Pages: 2500
Authors: New York Times Staff
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs,