The Vivisector

A new translation of a modernist work
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July 2022, no. 444
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Deceit by Yuri Felsen, translated by Bryan Karetnyk

Prototype, £12 pb, 254 pp

The Vivisector

A new translation of a modernist work
by
July 2022, no. 444

Nikolai Freudenstein was born in St Petersburg in 1894 and wrote his first novel, Deceit (обман), under the pseudonym Yuri Felsen. In 1923, he fled the Bolshevik Revolution, first to Riga then to Berlin, eventually settling in Paris, where the novel takes place. At the height of his career in 1943, he was caught in German-occupied France, deported to Auschwitz, and murdered there in a gas chamber. Bryan Karetnyk, in translating Deceit into English from the Russian, has sought to bring the modernist work out of obscurity.

Kate Crowcroft reviews 'Deceit' by Yuri Felsen, translated by Bryan Karetnyk

Deceit

by Yuri Felsen, translated by Bryan Karetnyk

Prototype, £12 pb, 254 pp

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