A Volga Tale (The Pupil-The Son-The Children) by Yakhina

A Volga Tale (The Pupil-The Son-The Children) by Yakhina

Show Notes

This week, Matt and Cameron finish the last three parts of Guzel Yakhina’s A Volga Tale, discuss fairytales as history, talk about best character Vaska, and think about billiards as a metaphor for World War II. Join us as we think about just what does the Volga mean. 

Major themes: Knowing The Big Lie, WWII as billiards, rivers as historical force 

43:56 - Part 1 of our series on Fyodor Gladkov’s Cement. 

The music used in this episode was “Старое Кино / Staroye Kino,” by Перемотка / Peremotka. You can find more of their work on Bandcamp and Youtube

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