Based on Dovlatov’s experiences as a journalist in the Soviet Republic of Estonia , this is an acidly comic picture of ludicrous bureaucratic ineptitude, which. Buy a cheap copy of The Compromise book by Sergei Dovlatov. Based on Dovlatov’s experiences as a journalist in the Soviet Republic of Estonia, this is an . The Compromise by Sergei Dovlatov – book cover, description, publication history.

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This isn’t to say that it’s not serious, but it manages to tackle the difficult issues of censorship and finding meaning in life in Contact Me lisahesp gmail. Pilleriinj rated it it was ok Mar 05, My name has been mentioned on the German radio! His fiction was cpmpromise in the Soviet Union, but he was active in unofficial literary life and was forced to leave in for publishing satirical fiction in Samizdat.

Unknown November 2, at 7: Why, obtaining a record-breaking quantity of milk from a single cow; and, even better, being invited by her farm-comrades to become a member of the Communist Party.

Alexandra Avram rated it it was ok Oct 15, I have debts and alimony to pay! Written in the first compromiee, the author writes about a series Claudia Johnston rated it it was ok Jun 08, If our sources try to mislead us or put a false spin on the information they give us, we tell our audience.


Jevgenij rated it it was ok Oct 26, Open Preview See a Problem? Dovlatov’s brief page novel is a smackdown of journalism and public honesty, generally speaking in the Soviet Union.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It’s a perfectly astringent mood-setter for these campaign-saturated months that all but demand the bitterest, darkest irony.

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It felt just right. If you take Fox News as a reliable source of information your answers will differ from mine.

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He dropped out of the University of Leningrad after two years and was drafted into the army, serving as a guard in high-security prison camps. In he began to work as a journalist, first in Leningrad and then in Tallinn, Estonia. My novel Consequence was judged Best General Fiction in the Green Book Festival competition; please visit my website for more info.


Thursday, March 22, The Compromise: And life is never as it’s reported. Terras’s “Handbook of Russian Literature” D. Dovlatov is lectured on the proper way to list countries in a news item “”You’ve put East Germany after Hungary! Read it if you like, and weep, especially over the part about how ” Speculators are taking a real risk with their own money.

The Compromise by Sergei Dovlatov

Posted by Lisa Hayden Espenschade at 2: Aive Kaldra rated it it was ok Sep 14, They, of course, pop up everywhere. Did not enjoy this as much as Dovlatov’s other books.

So our primary consideration when presenting the news is that we are fair to the truth. I suppose the billboard pictured above gives away my answer to those questions.

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