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Ratcatcher, the (1926) [Novel]
by Marina Tsvetaeva Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Tsevetaeva wrote this extraordinary work, which she subtitled ‘a lyrical satire’, in Prague and Paris in the mid-1920s. Using the story known to us as ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’, she pits Art against Philistinism in a critique of all social search for material prosperity (including that of the Bolsheviks). Even for the innovative Tsvetaeva, this is quite a new kind of writing – an explosion of clashing sounds, voices and rhythms, fuelled by anger and bitter sarcasm. At the end the Piper, who stands for the magical power of Art, takes a terrible toll on the children of the town of Hamelin – neat, comfort-loving, hypocritical and reluctant to pay its debts.

Original title: Крысолов
Original languages: Russian


Genre: PoetryEpic and Narrative Poetry

Edition #1: The Ratcatcher

The Ratcatcher (1999)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Angela Livingstone
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The Ratcatcher (1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Angel Classics
ISBN: 9780946162611
Pages: 128

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