Download e-book for iPad: Davai! The Russians and Their Vodka by Edwin Trommelen,Nora Favorov,David Stephenson

By Edwin Trommelen,Nora Favorov,David Stephenson

ISBN-10: 188010072X

ISBN-13: 9781880100721

you can't separate Russians from their vodka or vodka from Russia. For over six hundred years, this proud Slavic tradition has – for reliable or unwell – been inextricably sure up with their nationwide drink. Vodka is an omnipresent and incessant think about Russian heritage, a drink for the good and the lowly, in occasions of happiness and in instances of calamity. This has been expressed in literature, track, politics, historical past and each element of pop culture.

In this complete, quixotic and addictive publication, Edwin Trommelen explores all points of the Russian obsession with vodka. Peering mainly in the course of the lenses of historical past and literature, Trommelen deals up an effectively complicated, wealthy and bittersweet portrait, in response to nice appreciate for Russian culture.

In addition, so much the entire countless numbers of fantastic fees from literature, theater and poetry are offered in either their Russian unique and English translation, making this additionally an invaluable consultant to enhancing one’s Russian in the course of the lens of this historic drink.

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