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Yama [The Pit] a Novel in Three Parts - Exploring the Depths of Human Suffering and Resilience in Pre-Revolutionary Russia - cover

Yama [The Pit] a Novel in Three Parts - Exploring the Depths of Human Suffering and Resilience in Pre-Revolutionary Russia

A. I. Kuprin

Translator Bernard Guilbert Guerney

Publisher: Good Press

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Yama [The Pit] by A.I. Kuprin is a captivating novel that delves into the dark underbelly of society, focusing on the lives of the downtrodden and marginalized. The book is written in a realistic and vivid style, with rich descriptions that immerse the reader into the harsh world of the characters. Set in pre-revolutionary Russia, the novel reflects the social and economic disparities of the time, highlighting the struggles of the working class and the corruption that plagues society. Through the intertwining stories of the characters, Kuprin paints a poignant picture of desperation and despair that resonates with readers long after the final page. A masterpiece of Russian literature, Yama showcases Kuprin's keen insight into human nature and his ability to provoke deep emotional responses from his audience. A.I. Kuprin, known for his keen observations of society and profound character studies, draws on his own experiences as a military officer and traveler to bring authenticity to his writing. His background in journalism and his interest in the lives of the common people influenced his decision to write Yama, shedding light on the injustices faced by the working class in Russia at the time. Kuprin's dedication to social realism and his commitment to shedding light on the human condition shine through in this powerful novel. I highly recommend Yama [The Pit] to readers who appreciate thought-provoking literature that explores the depths of human suffering and resilience. Kuprin's masterful storytelling and poignant depiction of societal issues make this novel a must-read for anyone interested in Russian literature or the human experience.
Available since: 11/27/2019.
Print length: 309 pages.

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