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by Leonid Tsypkin,Angela Jones,Susan Sontag,Roger Keys,Angela Keys
Pages: 176 pages
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: New Directions; First edition. edition (September 2003)
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Leonid Tsypkin was born in Minsk in 1926 of Russian-Jewish parents, both physicians
Leonid Tsypkin was born in Minsk in 1926 of Russian-Jewish parents, both physicians. The manuscript of Summer in Baden-Baden was smuggled out of the Soviet Union in 1981, and the novel was first published in a Russian-émigré weekly in the United States.
Tsypkin, who had been twice denied permission to leave the Soviet Union with his family, died of a heart attack in Moscow in 1982.
A complex, highly original novel, Summer in Baden-Baden has a double narrative. It is wintertime, late December: a species of "now. A narrator―Tsypkinis on a train going to Leningrad. Tsypkin, who had been twice denied permission to leave the Soviet Union with his family, died of a heart attack in Moscow in 1982.
by Leonid Tsypkin & translated by Roger Keys & Angela Keys. Tsypkin’s ingenious juxtapositions and perfectly fashioned transitions between his own conflicted homage to a deeply flawed mentor and a richly imagined fictional past in which Dostoevsky’s runaway passions and his creations are seen in relation to the whole range of Russian literature, cohere into a compact, pellucid, and deeply moving literary experience.
Susan Sontag (Introduction).
Summer in Baden-Baden by. Leonid Tsypkin, Roger and Angela Keys (Translator). Susan Sontag (Introduction). Want to Read savin. ant to Read.
Nevertheless, as Susan Sontag observes in the introduction, Tsypkin predicament and passion didn’t require an audience. Leonid Tsypkin’s Summer in Baden-Baden is a novel about one man’s love for the literature of his country and, in particular, for the writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Nevertheless, as Susan Sontag observes in the introduction, Tsypkin predicament and passion didn’t require an audience.
Leonid G. Tsypkin, Susan Sontag, Roger Keys. Summer in Baden-Baden is Leonid Tsypkin's beautiful and original cult classic - a love story of the rarest intensity by a 20th century Russian master
Leonid G. Summer in Baden-Baden is Leonid Tsypkin's beautiful and original cult classic - a love story of the rarest intensity by a 20th century Russian master. One bitterly cold winter in the 1970s, Leonid Tsypkin's obsession with Dostoyevsky leads him to Leningrad by train, so that he can see for himself where his hero died. As the train makes its way across Russia, a journal inspires Tsypkin to conjure up the summer of 1867, when Dosteyevsky and his young wife Anna travelled across Europe to Baden-Baden.
In effect Summer in Baden-Baden has three central characters: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Anna .
In effect Summer in Baden-Baden has three central characters: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Anna and the first-person narrator whom I shall call ‘Tsypkin’. In Summer in Baden-Baden one obsessive, Tsypkin, writes about his obsession with Dostoevsky, while also re-creating imaginatively the multiple obsessions of his hero: among them gambling, literature, fame, suffering, salvation, Russia’s mission in the world, the Jews, the Poles, Turgenev and much else besides.
Leonid Tsypkin's Summer in Baden Baden is a remarkable fantasia of. .
Leonid Tsypkin's Summer in Baden Baden is a remarkable fantasia of Dostoevsky's life written in a unique and unforgettable style, says James Wood. Summer in Baden Baden is an amazing and beautiful little book that effectively invents its own genre: the l novel. There is, as the late Susan Sontag claims in her introduction, a sound - a kind of muttering, eloquent, refined pedantry - that we now associate with the work of WG Sebald, though Tsypkin, who died in 1981, could not of course have known Sebald's work. Other readers will hear the note of Thomas Bernhard, another writer fond of run-on sentences.
A lost masterpiece and one of the major achievements of Russian literature in the second half of the 20th century.Summer in Baden-Baden was acclaimed by The New York Review of Books as "a short poetic masterpiece" and by Donald Fanger in The Los Angeles Times as "gripping, mysterious and profoundly moving." A complex, highly original novel, Summer in Baden-Baden has a double narrative. It is wintertime, late December: a species of "now." A narrator―Tsypkinis on a train going to Leningrad. And it is also mid-April 1867. The newly married Dostoyevskys, Fyodor, and his wife, Anna Grigor'yevna, are on their way to Germany, for a four-year trip. This is not, like J. M. Coetzee's The Master of St. Petersburg, a Dostoyevsky fantasy. Neither is it a docu-novel, although its author was obsessed with getting everything "right." Nothing is invented, everything is invented. Dostoyevsky's reckless passions for gambling, for his literary vocation, for his wife, are matched by her all-forgiving love, which in turn resonates with the love of literature's disciple, Leonid Tsypkin, for Dostoyevsky. In a remarkable introductory essay (which appeared in The New Yorker), Susan Sontag explains why it is something of a miracle that Summer in Baden-Baden has survived, and celebrates the happy event of its publication in America with an account of Tsypkin's beleaguered life and the important pleasures of his marvelous novel.