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Farewell to Matyora
by Valentin Rasputin
translated by Antonina W. Bouis
foreword by Kathleen Parthé
Northwestern University Press, 1995
Paper: 978-0-8101-1329-9
Library of Congress Classification PG3485.5.A85P7613 1991b
Dewey Decimal Classification 891.7344

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
A fine example of Village Prose from the post-Stalin era, Farewell to Matyora decries the loss of the Russian peasant culture to the impersonal, soulless march of progress.

It is the final summer of the peasant village of Matyora. A dam will be completed in the fall, destroying the village. Although their departure is inevitable, the characters over when, and even whether, they should leave. A haunting story with a heartfelt theme, Farewell to Matyora is a passionate plea for humanity and an eloquent cry for a return to an organic life.

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