Tolstoy, Rasputin, Others, and Me: The Best of Teffi

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Tolstoy Rasputin Others and Me The Best of Teffi Early in her literary career Nadezhda Lokhvitskaya born in St Petersburg in adopted the pen name of Teffi and it is as Teffi that she is remembered In pre revolutionary Russia she was a litera
  • Title: Tolstoy, Rasputin, Others, and Me: The Best of Teffi
  • Author: Teffi Robert Chandler Anne Marie Jackson Rose France
  • ISBN: 9781590179963
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Paperback
  • Early in her literary career Nadezhda Lokhvitskaya, born in St Petersburg in 1872, adopted the pen name of Teffi, and it is as Teffi that she is remembered In pre revolutionary Russia she was a literary star, known for her humorous satirical pieces in the 1920s and 1930s, she wrote some of her finest stories in exile in Paris, recalling her unforgettable encounters withEarly in her literary career Nadezhda Lokhvitskaya, born in St Petersburg in 1872, adopted the pen name of Teffi, and it is as Teffi that she is remembered In pre revolutionary Russia she was a literary star, known for her humorous satirical pieces in the 1920s and 1930s, she wrote some of her finest stories in exile in Paris, recalling her unforgettable encounters with Rasputin, and her hopeful visit at age thirteen to Tolstoy after reading War and Peace In this selection of her best autobiographical stories, she covers a wide range of subjects, from family life to revolution and emigration, writers and writing.Like Nabokov, Platonov, and other great Russian prose writers, Teffi was a poet who turned to prose but continued to write with a poet s sensitivity to tone and rhythm Like Chekhov, she fuses wit, tragedy, and a remarkable capacity for observation there are few human weaknesses she did not relate to with compassion and understanding.
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    Introduction Teffi the Fool, by Robert ChandlerA Note on the TextsPart I How I Live and Work How I Live and Work My Pseudonym My First Visit to an Editorial OfficePart II Staging Posts Liza Love The Green Devil Valya Staging Posts The White FlowerPart III Heady Days Revolutions and Civil War New Life Rasputin We Are Still Living The Gadarene SwinePart IV Artists and Writers Remembered My First Tolstoy The Merezhkovskys Ilya RepinList of Historical FiguresAcknowledgementsNotes

    This book is a collection of autobiographical essays from the renowned, female Russian author Teffi The essays were all written during the early part of the twentieth century and reflect Teffi s own struggles with having to flee a turbulent and oppressive Russia The collection is divided into four parts, the first of which is entitled How I Live and Work These first few essays in the book capture her inner thoughts and self doubts as she becomes Teffi The Author The second part of the book, Stag [...]

    Such a joy, such a treasure Can t believed they ve kept Teffi from us wretched people who can t read Russian, that is this long I love her, and I now also want an In this house, we do not talk about Rasputin sign for my dining room.

    This book of essays and journalistic sketches is one of the best sources of information on what life was like in the last days of the Empire and the first days after the 1917 Revolution It is fortunate for us that Teffi, the pseudonym of Nadezhda Lokhvitskaya, was able to make her escape from Russia before Stalin started his purges of everyone who remembered the old days.Tolstoy, Rasputin, Others, and Me The Best of Teffi is a miscellany of personal, literary, and historical essays with a touch [...]

    I thought I was going to enjoy this book than I did I think I was expecting something else, it s like a diary, than stories The narrator, always in the first person, seems too important to everyone around her, although maybe it was like that, its annoying that everyone wanted something from her, and had read her stories, its an ego problem maybe She is just too important, so much that she makes others less interesting, since they seem to be revolving around her.I did like the last phrase thoug [...]

    I never heard of her until recently when a GR friend posted his review of this book I love GR exactly for that reason Many of the best books I ve read I ve found via people here who have posted reviews and drawn my attention to writers I didn t know and since they are not bestsellers, writers I might have never known.Teffi writes beautifully She met many interesting and influential people AND, she wrote about them As always when it comes to Russian literature, keeping track of who s who with all [...]

    I love memoirs I don t care how true to life they are I love other people s emotional snapshots of times, places, friends, etc This one is now one of my new favorites, and some of the early chapters actually made me laugh out loud Highly recommended if you like memoirs and or Russian literature.

    Teffi s portrait of Rasputin, and her description of his unwanted advances, is a disturbing reminder of how sex pests using positions of power to get their dirty way are not a new phenomenon All of the women saying MeToo on Twitter are standing on the shoulders of the women who came before them.Reviewed on The BookBlast Diary 2017

    The Best of Teffi is just that the best She knew everyone worth knowing, went everywhere worth going and wrote it all down in her memoirs Her pen portraits of Russian writers and artists are as clearly drawn as a drawing by Ingres, while her social commentary on the Bolshevik revolution makes me wish she were alive today to write about the current political situation.

    This short book contains Teffi s auto and quasi autobiographical essays and stories Fascinating for her accounts of life inside Russia just before and during the revolution, including one of creepy, frightened Rasputin and his unaccountable charisma.

    I delightful discovery Another fantastic woman writer to add to my collection I cannot wait to read of her works

    I m kind of in love here What an overdue find She s a master and draws no attention to the mechanics Chekhovian deftness, subtlely tragicomic, but also just uncomplicatedly funny Felt sometimes like Twain or Parker or Saunders But with a shrewd talent for characterful mimesis her Merezhkovskys jumped right off the page and engaged like the Verdurins or Norpois or de Charlus Absolutely adored both this and Memories, and eager for Chandler et al to please hurry and translate , much Subtitle the n [...]

    One of my favourite reads from last year was Subtly Worded, a fascinating collection of short stories and reminiscences by the esteemed Russian writer, Teffi Having enjoyed this book so much, I was delighted to hear that Pushkin Press would be publishing two works by Teffi in 2016 Rasputin and Other Ironies, which brings together the best of Teffi s non fiction pieces, and a memoir, Memories from Moscow to the Black Sea Both books are now available and are also published in the US by NYRB Class [...]

    Some books are just so good that you want them to last longer than they did to savour them, every single word then become precious Teffi is one such author whose works you just want to soak in and want the words to linger long after I got to know of her through the NYRB website and knew I just had to read this one because of the author s associations with literary giants such as Tolstoy and how she got to meet the very famously infamous Rasputin, not once but twice Teffi s experiences are what t [...]

    This was bought for me as a gift and, whilst Teffi was not an author I had heard about before, as a Russophile it was a welcome addition to my collection Written at various times, the collection comprises a series of short pieces about her life, starting in early childhood.Teffi is apparently famous for her writing style and the tone is great, written with dry, sarcastic humour Many of them made me laugh I was most impressed from a biographical perspective though She lived with, worked with and [...]

    Tolstoy, Rasputin, Others, and Me The Best of Teffi by Teffi Nadezhda Lokhvitskaya Edited by Robert Chandler and Anne Marie JacksonMay 20174,5 5 Read in English from the original Russian, translation by Rose France and Elizabeth ChandlerI finished this book over three months ago, therefore I cannot give my best and usually long review of it However, I will say that this book lives with you long after reading it There is something about the penmanship of Teffi that makes you feel right at home I [...]

    Teffi aka Nadezhda Lokhitskaya came from a wealthy Russian family and wrote plays and humorous pieces for magazines at the turn of the twentieth century and thereafter This is a collection of short fiction, personal essays and memoirs that covers a wide range of subject matter, all of it based in Teffi s time and life 1872 1952 The style is fluid and clear but too many of the pieces are very light in tone and subject matter There is virtually nothing in this book that is likely to entice a reade [...]

    Perhaps a quick read, but one that certainly does not leave you quickly The Gadarene Swine and Rasputin are both unreal, at once absorbing and powerful and yet still a showcase of the quirk and humor of Teffi Those two are not to be missed.

    Entertaining A Russian author whose work I had heard a little about, but which I d never read before this I especially enjoyed the story about her first love, the one about meeting Rasputin hilarious and the one about Lenin.

    i really liked this as an introduction to teffi s writing, however i much preferred the politically based stories in the latter half i m excited to read of teffi in the future

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