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As a student, Yuri demonstrated a knack for science but favored literature above his other subjects and began writing during the year before his graduation cum laude from high school. Olesha continued to produce propaganda materials for the revolution in Odessa and then in Kharkov , where he relocated in Here Olesha began writing featured satirical poetry under the pseudonym "Зубило" "The Chisel " , eventually publishing two collections of poems in and before turning to prose writing and drama. Largely regarded as his greatest work, the novel thematically contrasts the old and new order, as well as individualism and collectivism , in Soviet Russia.

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Oliver Ready From the Reviews: "Kavalerov, the jaundiced narrator, finds the regime and its activities monstrous This odd little book weighs collective ideology against individualism, caricaturing both. Overall, it seems more profitable to read Envy not as a straight reflection of the Romantic confrontation of artist and society, but as the deformation of this conflict on Russian soil and its elision with a more general struggle: can any kind of selfhood or "personality" a key word in the novel be constructed by the Russian writer that would not be determined by the corrosive polarities of vanity and self-abasement, tyranny and humiliation, martyrdom and self-absorption?

Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole.

We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure. The first is narrated by Nikolai Kavalerov. He also takes him on as a flunky. Worse yet, the busy Andrei seems to get and do everything he wants. Furniture purposely sticks out its leg for me. A polished corner once literally bit me. My blanket and I have always had a complicated relationship. Meanwhile, Andrei is being praised left and right for his new sausage-making project, which looks to be a grand success.

I was filled with spite. He, the ruler, the Communist, was building a new world. And in this new world, glory was sparked because a new kind of sausage had come from the sausage-makers hands. Supposedly an engineer, but in fact a fabulist, he is not quite the antithesis of Andrei, but there is a good deal of family-tension. Still, it makes for an odd shift in the novel; complaining Kavalerov still figures, but is again -- though differently -- in a secondary role.

Envy is quite enjoyable, though the odd detail and some nice rants please more than the relatively unstructured larger narrative. Marian Schwartz, however, has made Yuri Olesha strange in a way no theorist could approve.

Here, anything can happen between languages: a leg becomes a head; elementary verb forms and case endings are repeatedly ignored; a crucial recurring statement is first botched and later corrected.

The inaccuracies are staggering. If only Schwartz had consulted the six previous translations.

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However, during the 20s, the Soviet Union went back to a quasi-capitalist system under the New Economic Policy. The New Economic Policy allowed citizens to own small businesses, one of the themes Olesha addresses in the novel. Through Andrei Babichev, Olesha portrays the new man created as a result of the New Economic Policy and places him in contrast with the older society. This is a period of confusion and hypocrisy, as a Communist society adopts Capitalistic policies. To show this confusion, Olesha presents a bleak depiction of society in this deeply psychological work. Envy is embodied in many different forms. Ivan and Kavalerov are Dostoyevskian characters who are envious of more successful characters, such as Andrei.

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Oliver Ready From the Reviews: "Kavalerov, the jaundiced narrator, finds the regime and its activities monstrous This odd little book weighs collective ideology against individualism, caricaturing both. Overall, it seems more profitable to read Envy not as a straight reflection of the Romantic confrontation of artist and society, but as the deformation of this conflict on Russian soil and its elision with a more general struggle: can any kind of selfhood or "personality" a key word in the novel be constructed by the Russian writer that would not be determined by the corrosive polarities of vanity and self-abasement, tyranny and humiliation, martyrdom and self-absorption? Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure. The first is narrated by Nikolai Kavalerov. He also takes him on as a flunky.

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