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Persian translation of Modernist novel, 'Petersburg' to be unveiled

23 Oct 2019 - 14:10

IBNA- At a ceremony in Tehran, Persian translation of Modernist ground breaking novel, 'Petersburg' by Russian writer Andrei Bely will be unveiled today.

According to IBNA correspondent, the novel has been translated by Eftekhar Nabavinejad and released by Sales Publishing in Tehran which will hold the unveiling ceremony of the work in its bookstore.  

 

The event will be attended by the translator of 'Petersburg' as well as a number of experts such as Mahnaz Sadri and Mahdi Yazdani Khorram.

 

The novel is based in Saint Petersburg in the run up to the Revolution of 1905 and follows a young revolutionary, Nikolai Apollonovich Ableukhov, who has been ordered to assassinate his own father, Apollon Apollonovich Ableukhov, a high Tsarist official, by planting a time bomb in his study.

 

The book is generally considered Bely's masterpiece; Vladimir Nabokov ranked it one of the four greatest "masterpieces of twentieth century prose", after 'Ulysses' and 'The Metamorphosis', and before "the first half" of 'In Search of Lost Time'.