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by Jose Manuel Prieto

Author: Jose Manuel Prieto
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Faber and Faber (2001)
Pages: 322 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.7
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Prieto, José Manuel: Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire. New York: Grove Press, 2000. Little hints that would be picked up only by adepts of the Russian master litter his pages. But all this turns out to have been a bad idea

Prieto, José Manuel: Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire. SEATTLE, Wash - If ever there was a writer destined by his strange life and high talent to write fiction of unclassifiable oddity, it is José Manuel Prieto. But all this turns out to have been a bad idea. Whatever Prieto's prose is like in Spanish, the English of this pedestrian, vulgar and clumsy translation would never remind anyone of Nabokov's elegance and wit. (Example: "The water came right up to it, like in a house on stilts.

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Now in paperback, Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire was acclaimed by The Hartford Courant as "a thrilling discovery. a reversal of the letters Saul Bellow's Herzog. a Nabokovian delight in words and texts. J. is a smuggler living in Russia, making his living fencing the flotsam of communism's collapse. The prose is almost unbearably good.

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Now in paperback, Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire was acclaimed by The Hartford Courant as a thrilling discover. reversal of the letters Saul Bellow's Herzog. In Istanbul he takes a commission to trap an endangered Russian butterfly and decides to use it as an opportunity to smuggle . his Russian lover who has no papers, back into her homeland.

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Nocturnal Butterfiles of the Russian Empire is a very complex and convoluted book. Written by a Cuban writer, the story nominally revolves around a Cuban smuggler in Russia who is attracted to, and decides to rescue, a Russian expatriate in Istanbul from a life of sexual enslavement. The real subject of the book is the ways in which social upheaval can color one's life and philosophy in ways that one cannot originally imagine. The essentials of this story are laid out quickly and succinctly at the beginning-virtually the only quick and succinct aspects of this novel

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Equal parts bittersweet love story, international intrigue, and one man's quest to write the perfect love letter, Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire, wrote The Tennessean, is "an amazing jewel of a story. that winks with wit wears its astonishing craftsmanship lightly. An aesthetically blissful reading experience.

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Jose Manuel Prieto was born in Havana in 1962. He lived in Russia for twelve years, and has translated the works of Joseph Brodsky and Anna Akhmatova into Spanish. He is a professor of Russian history in Mexico City. Write your question below

Also by josé manuel prieto. Rex. Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire. Of a. Life in russia. Translated from the Spanish by Esther Allen.

Also by josé manuel prieto. Black Cat. A paperback original imprint of Grove/Atlantic, Inc. New York.