Jeffrey Evgenides. An average floor/ M.Laninoj`s Translation from English. SPb.: an amphora, 2003
Glorified by reception of the Pulittserovsky award, the novel “ the Average floor “ American Jeffrey Evgenidesa has more likely disappointed. Probably, the matter is that not the best transfer baring gaucherie of hints from the Homere and Chekhov: probably, in English-speaking execution all it is more successfully camouflaged. prolistat these 750 pages nevertheless cost: learn, for what such loud awards give. And, can, will sympathise with a drama talented, but too prudent writer. This drama occupies much more, than misadventures germafrodita Kalliopy Stefanidis. The author takes zavlekatelnuju for fans of excursions in Kunstkameru a theme, and gradually supports in fans a curiosity spark. Travel of Kalliopy from a female to man`s are transformed in “ to Odysseus “ - but more likely it is formal: the novel is unreasonably stretched. Here there is no that sensual observation from which Nabokov told about Lolita transformations. Jeffrey Evgenidesa distracts necessity to double and treble the necessary theme “ identification search “: besides solving, whether to be to it the girl or the boy, Kalliopy, the national identity new Americans here comprehend.