Life of a Bishop's Assistant, Paperback / softback Book

Life of a Bishop's Assistant Paperback / softback

Part of the RUS Russian Literature Series series

Paperback / softback

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Life of a Bishop's Assistant is a "rewritten" biography of the 18th century historical figure, Gavriil Dobrinin.

The son of a priest, he became an assistant to a bishop before being fortunate to rise all the way to gubernia procurator.

Despite the obscurity of Dobrinin, it is Shklovsky's narration of his story that takes center stage.

Like Zoo, or Letters Not About Love, Life of a Bishop's Assistant is a notable example of experimentation with narrative form in the early twentieth century by one of its leading theorists.


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