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Yama (The Pit)

By Kuprin, Aleksandr Ivanovich

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Title: Yama (The Pit)  
Author: Kuprin, Aleksandr Ivanovich
Language: English
Subject: Literature & thought, Literature and history, Literature & philosophy
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Introduction: ?With us, you see,? Kuprin makes the reporter Platonov, his mouthpiece, say in Yama, ?they write about detectives, about lawyers, about inspectors of the revenue, about pedagogues, about attorneys, about the police, about officers, about sensual ladies, about engineers, about baritones?and really, by God, altogether well?cleverly, with finesse and talent. But, after all, all these people are rubbish, and their life is not life, but some sort of conjured up, spectral, unnecessary delirium of world culture. But there are two singular realities?ancient as humanity itself: the prostitute and the moujik. And about them we know nothing, save some tinsel, gingerbread, debauched depictions in literature ...


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