Arkadi Bartov

Mukhiniada The life of Mukhin
Novel. SPB 1999. 140 pages

Bartovs miniature epic MUKHINIADA follows the literary tradition of St. Petersburg (Gogol, Oberiu) in terms of the ironic tone and the sarcastic outlook on life in general: Little Mukhin confronts the reader with the limits and failures inherent in life. It is a tragicomic hero we feel sorry for – and like to laugh about.