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Author Strugat︠s︡kiĭ, Arkadiĭ, 1925-1991, author.

Title Monday starts on Saturday / Arkady and Boris Strugatsky ; translated by Andrew Bromfield ; illustrations by Yevgeniy Migunov.

Publication Info. Chicago : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  F STRUGATSKI    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  SF STRUGATSKY, A.    Check Shelf
Description xi, 282 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents Foreword by Adam Roberts -- Story no. 1: The commotion over the sofa -- Story no. 2: Vanity of vanities -- Story no. 3: All kinds of commotion -- Postscript and commentary -- Afterword by Boris Strugatsky.
Summary Sasha, a young computer programmer from Leningrad, is driving through the forests of Northwest Russia to meet up with some friends for a nature vacation. He picks up a couple of local hitchhikers, who persuade him to come work with them at the National Institute for the Technology of Witchcraft and Thaumaturgy, or NITWiT. The adventures Sasha has in the largely dysfunctional Institute involve all sorts of magical beings and devicesa wish-granting fish, a talking cat who can remember only the beginnings of stories, a sofa that translates fairy tales into reality, a motorcycle that can zoom into the imagined future, a hungry dog-size mosquitoalong with a variety of wizards (including Merlin), vampires, and petty bureaucrats. First published in Russia in 1964, Monday Starts on Saturday has become the most popular Strugatsky novel in the authors homeland. Like the works of Gogol and Kafka, it tackles the nature of institutionshere focusing on one devoted to discovering and perfecting human happiness. By turns wildly imaginative, hilarious, and disturbing, Monday Starts on Saturday is a comic masterpiece by two of the worlds greatest science fiction writers.
Subject Satire. (OCoLC)fst01105668
Genre/Form Satirical literature.
Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726607
Added Author Strugat︠s︡kiĭ, Boris, 1933-2012, author.
Bromfield, Andrew, translator.
Migunov, E., illustrator.
Added Title Ponedelʹnik nachinaetsi︠a︡ v subbotu. English (Bromfield)
Translation Of: Translation of: Strugat︠s︡kiĭ, Arkadiĭ, 1925-1991. Ponedelʹnik nachinaetsi︠a︡ v subbotu.
Other Form: Online version: Strugat︠s︡kiĭ, Arkadiĭ, 1925-1991, author. Monday starts on Saturday Chicago : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, 2017 9781613739242 (DLC) 2017020595
ISBN 9781613739235 (paperbackedition)
1613739230 (paperbackedition)
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