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The Story of a Life

The Story of a Life

Volumes 1-3

by Konstantin Paustovsky
Paperback
Publication Date: 09/05/2023

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Discover one of Twentieth-Century Russia's most lauded lost classics, now in a remarkable new translation.

'Outstanding... A sparkling, supremely precious literary achievement' Telegraph

'One of the great Russian autobiographies, as fresh now as the day it was written - and the day it was lived' Julian Barnes

In 1943, Konstantin Paustovsky, the Soviet Union's most revered author, started out on his masterwork - The Story of a Life; a grand, novelistic memoir of a life lived on the fast-unfurling frontiers of Russian history. Eventually published over six volumes, it would cement Paustovsky's reputation as the voice of Russia around the world, and see him nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Taking its reader from Paustovsky's Ukrainian youth, struggling with a family on the verge of collapse and the first flourishes of creative ambition, to his experiences working as a paramedic on Russia's frontlines and then as a journalist covering the country's violent spiral into revolution, The Story of a Life offers a portrait of an artistic journey like no other.
ISBN:
9781784873097
9781784873097
Category:
Autobiography: historical
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
09-05-2023
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Random House
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
197x129x50mm
Weight:
0.55kg
Konstantin Paustovsky

Konstantin Paustovsky was born in Moscow in 1892, but spent his childhood in Ukraine, being schooled at Kiev's First Gymnasium. After serving as a paramedic in World War I Paustovsky worked as a journalist until he began to write the novels, short story collections and critical essays that would earn him his place as the most admired and respected figure among Russia's contemporary writers. Paustovsky began work on his autobiography, The Story of a Life, in 1943, parts of which first appeared in English translation in 1964-four years before he died.

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