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The Pond

By Remizov, Aleksei

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Reproduction Date: 5/27/2014

Title: The Pond  
Author: Remizov, Aleksei
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Drama and Literature, Russian Literature in Translation
Collections: Literature, Authors Community, Most Popular Books in China, Education, History
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The Pond was published in 1905, the first novel of Aleksei Remizov (1877-1957), an important Russian modernist writer and artist who emigrated after the 1917 revolution.

The Pond tells the story of Nikolai Finogenov, a young Muscovite, tracing him through childhood and adolescence, student years, exile and eventual mental disintegration.

But there on a rusty nail in the Ogorelyshyovs’ submerged fence that divided the Sinichka from the pond there was something gleaming grey in the green moonlit night — one of the demons, a little demon with a face of incorruptible, indignant human integrity and fairness stretches his leg upwards and outwards a long way like a cat and laughs a bitter crooked laugh through his closed lips. Now he knew what new life Kolya has set off into and why Arsenii gave the order for the Finogenovs to be thrown out like a dog onto the street in bad weather, and why all the human misery, enough to make a flintstone crackle, why all the evil fate and calamity and ill fortune and why some are doomed to it and others are free. But did he know? And who is he — a devil, one of the demons or simply a minor demon? A devil, a demon and a minor demon, he knew and he laughed a crooked, bitter laugh through his pursed lips.


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