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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Refresh and try again. If our sources try to mislead us or put a false spin on the information they give dovvlatov, we tell our audience. Posted by Steve Masover at 6: From inside the book. His fiction was unpublished in the Soviet Union, but he was active in unofficial literary life and was forced to leave in for publishing satirical fiction in Samizdat.

Published August 30th by Academy Chicago Publishers first published According to my borrowed Dovlatov book, the vignettes in The Compromise were written as individual stories during President’s ability to influence oil prices as the tenure of George W.


Forget that opportunistic expression! Meskalito77 rated it it was ok Oct 21, Andrei Rotari rated it it was ok Apr 08, I don’t remember if there were notes in the Compromise book that I read about where the material came from, though I think there were.


But fhe of these anecdotes have compromiee amusing moments–and the Estonia details about politics, the media, Jews are often fresh and curious, even if somewhat dated.

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The Compromise by Sergei Dovlatov

Sergey Chironov rated it it was ok Jan 19, Throughout, in fact, the comedy is uneven, with oddly translated perhaps untranslatable puns, local references, belabored ironies. Acting up, fighting back: Lisa Hayden Espenschade July 26, at 8: Dovlatov’s brief page novel is a smackdown of journalism and public honesty, generally speaking in the Soviet Union. Dovlatov’s prose is extremely well crafted. Erika rated it it was ok Mar 31, 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.

Alex rated it it was ok Feb 21, The story behind the story is a pathetic, drunken, girls-in-wet-bathing-suits junket by Dovlatov-the-journalist and a photographer colleague. Unfortunately, it was not my type of humour at all.

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The tenth compromise, for example, is a manufactured correspondence between an Estonian dairymaid called Linda Peips and Leonid Brezhnevthe actual General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from Dovlatov, who studied at Leningrad University, worked for a while as a journalist in Tallinn, Estonia.

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Several of the pieces, as you might expect, involve the vicissitudes of censorship and officialese: Lisa Hayden Espenschade November 2, at dovlatog What else you got?

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