Search Results : Gary Shteyngart

A list of American via Russia writer Gary Shteyngart’s favorite books

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Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth

Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth Portnoy’s Complaint n. [after Alexander Portnoy (1933- )] A disorder in which strongly-felt ethical and altruistic impulses are perpetually warring with extr
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Barney’s Version by Mordecai Richler

Barney’s Version by Mordecai Richler efore his brain began to shrink, Barney Panofsky clung to two cherished beliefs. Life was absurd, and nobody truly understood anybody else. Even his friends tend
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An Obedient Father by Akhil Sharma

An Obedient Father by Akhil Sharma My general incompetence and laziness at work had been apparent for so long that I now think it was arrogant of Mr. Gupta to pick me as his money man. I am the type o
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Native Speaker by Chang-rae Lee

Native Speaker by Chang-rae Lee The debut novel from critically-acclaimed and New York Times–bestselling author of On Such a Full Sea. In Native Speaker, author Chang-rae Lee introduces readers to
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Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov

Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov One of the best-loved of Nabokov’s novels, Pnin features his funniest and most heart-rending character. Professor Timofey Pnin is a haplessly disoriented Russian émigré pr
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Herzog by Saul Bellow

Herzog by Saul Bellow In one of his finest achievements, Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow’s Herzog presents a multifaceted portrait of a modern-day hero, a man struggling with the complexity of ex
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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov Awe and exhilaration–along with heartbreak and mordant wit–abound in Lolita, Nabokov’s most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the ag
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald book cover

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed b
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