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A brand new version of Jonthan Swift's very important paintings.
This can be the variation translated by means of Richard Lourie by means of Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux. i feel a brand new translation used to be placed out by means of Northwestern UP.
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This hilarious novel following the ongoing adventures of Ivan Chonkin, an easy peasant who has been arrested as a traitor after spending global warfare II fortunately tending a backyard. during this sequel to the intense lifestyles and Adventures of non-public Ivan Chonkin, Vladimir Voinovich ridicules every thing sacred to the Soviet Union--the military, the justice method, the clicking, and Stalin himself--in a fresh blend of dissident sense of right and wrong and common humor.
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Extra resources for A Modest Proposal and Other Writings
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