EnvyeBook - 2012
Yuri Olesha's novella Envy brings together cutting social satire, slapstick humor, and a wild visionary streak. Andrei is a model Soviet citizen, a swaggeringly self-satisfied mogul of the food industry who intends to revolutionize modern life with mass-produced sausage. Nikolai takes what he can, but that doesn't mean he's grateful. Griping, sulking, grovellingly abject, he despises everything Andrei believes in, even if he envies him his every breath. Producer and sponger, insider and outcast, master and man fight back and forth in the pages of Olesha's anarchic comedy, it is a contest of wills in which nothing is sure except the incorrigible human heart.
Publisher: [New York] : NYRB Classics, 2012.
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 electronic text.