Ivan Chonkin is a simple, bumbling peasant who has been drafted into the Red Army. Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, he is sent to an obscure village with one week's ration of canned meat and orders to guard a downed plane. Apparently forgotten by his unit, Chonkin resumes his life as a peasant and passes the war peacefully tending the village postmistress's garden. Just after the German invasion, the secret police discover this mysterious soldier lurking behind the front line. Their pursuit of Chonkin and his determined resistance lead to wild skirmishes and slapstick encounters. Vladimir Voinovich's hilarious satire ridicules everything that was sacred in the Soviet Union, from agricultural reform to the Red Army to Stalin, in a refreshing combination of dissident conscience and universal humour.
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The Life And Extraordinary Adventures Of Private Ivan Chonkin
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd., Harmondsworth U.K., 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY - customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. Large crease runs down middle of rear wrapper. Edgewear. Crease in middle of front wrapper. Tanning to text. ; 7.10 X 4.40 X 0.60 inches; 269 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 126606
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd., Harmondsworth U.K. 1978 Paperback, 1978. Book Condition: Good. 269 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 863075
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Book Description Penguin, 1978. Couverture souple. Book Condition: bon. In-12. RO60008352: 268 pages. Translated by Richard Lourie. In-12 Broché. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 420-Langue anglaise. Anglo-saxon. Bookseller Inventory # RO60008352
Book Description Penguin Books, 1978. Couverture souple. Book Condition: bon. In-12. RO60078923: 268 pages. Trans. by Richard Lourie. Cover by Michael Foreman. In-12 Broché. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 420-Langue anglaise. Anglo-saxon. Bookseller Inventory # RO60078923