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The Glupovites

Virginia Llewellyn Smith, 4 September 1980

The History of a Town 
by Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, translated by I.P. Foote.
William Meeuws, 192 pp., £9, March 1980, 0 902672 33 9
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... not typical of the work that made its author’s reputation in Russia, and we must now thank I.P. Foote for bringing us the first English version of The History of a Town, Saltykov’s satirical masterpiece, and for reproducing so accurately its calculated stylistic effects. The History of a Town, purportedly a chronicle rediscovered and retold by the ...

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