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The Gift, Hardback Book


The Gift is the phantasmal autobiography of Fyodor Godunov-Cherdynstev, a writer living in the closed world of Russian intellectuals in Berlin shortly after the First World War.

This gorgeous tapestry of literature and butterflies tells the story of Fyodor's pursuits as a writer.

Its heroine is not Fyodor's elusive and beloved Zina, however, but Russian prose and poetry themselves.


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