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Kurkov, Andreĭ

Works: 237 works in 723 publications in 23 languages and 5,425 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Thrillers (Fiction)  Satire  Satirical literature  Black humor  Diaries  Personal narratives  Humorous fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Actor, wpr, Other, Photographer, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., wat, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PG3482.8.U6756, 891.7344
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Andreĭ Kurkov
Most widely held works by Andreĭ Kurkov
Death and the penguin by Andrej Kurkov( Book )

67 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 18 languages and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the prequel to Penguin Lost, aspiring writer Viktor Zolotaryov leads a down-and-out life in poverty-and-violence-wracked Kiev--he's out of work and his only friend is a penguin, Misha, that he rescued when the local zoo started getting rid of animals. Even more nerve-wracking: a local mobster has taken a shine to Misha and wants to keep borrowing him for events. But Viktor thinks he's finally caught a break when he lands a well-paying job at the Kiev newspaper writing "living obituaries" of local dignitaries--articles to be filed for use when the time comes. The only thing is, it seems the time always comes as soon as Viktor writes the article. Slowly understanding that his own life may be in jeopardy, Viktor also realizes that the only thing that might be keeping him alive is his penguin
The case of the general's thumb by Andreĭ Kurkov( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The corpse of a distinguished general is found attached to an advertising balloon--and minus his thumb. Police Lieutenant Viktor Slutsky is sent in to investigate. So, too, is KGB officer Nik Tsensky. They begin their investigations unbeknownst to each other, but quickly find themselves mystified about developments caused by the other. Thus begins a comedy of very dangerous errors as the two crisscross Europe, Russia, and the Ukraine, catalysts in a bizarre battle between the Russian and Ukrainian secret services"--Page 4 of cover
The good angel of death by Andreĭ I︠U︡rʹevich Kurkov( Book )

51 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Kolya moves into a new flat in Kiev, he finds a book hidden within a volume of 'War and Peace'. Intrigued by the notes that appear on every page, Kolya sets out to find out more about the scribbler. His investigations take him to the coffin of a Ukrainian nationalist who died in mysterious circumstances
Penguin lost by Andreĭ Kurkov( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Penguin Lost finds Viktor Zolotaryov sneaking back into Kiev under an assumed identity to undertake a dangerous mission: He wants to find Misha, his penguin, whom he fears has fallen into the hands of the criminal mob looking for Viktor himself. Guilt-ridden and determined to do what it takes, Viktor falls in with a Mafia boss who employs him in an election-rigging campaign, in return for introducing Viktor to other mobsters who can help him find Misha. And as Viktor goes from mobster to mobster, trying to survive in Kiev's criminal underground, the evidence mounts that Misha may be someplace even worse: the zoo of a Chechen warlord"--Page 4 of cover
The gardener from Ochakov by Andreĭ Kurkov( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Igor walks along in the old Soviet policeman's uniform, confident that he'll have the best costume at the party. But Igor hasn't gone far before he realises something is wrong. The streets are unusually dark and empty, and the only person to emerge from the shadows runs away from him in terror. After a perplexing conversation with the terrified man, Igor comes to an unbelievable conclusion: he has found his way back to 1957
The president's last love by Andreĭ Kurkov( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moscow, January 2013. Sergey Pavlovich Bunin, the Ukrainian President, is celebrating the Fourth Centenary of the Romanov Dynasty. Rewind to the early '90s; the Soviet Union has crumbled, and a young Bunin is on the make. This work delivers an intricately woven and often hilarious political satire on life before and after the Iron Curtain
The milkman in the night by Andreĭ Kurkov( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semyon is disturbed. He has woken up in the living room with blood on his shirt, an angry wife and no idea where he was the night before. After waking to find his boots and overcoat damp on several mornings in a row, Semyon realises his excursions are a nightly occurrence
A matter of death and life by Andreĭ Kurkov( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you are tired of everything, why not get yourself a contract killer. Nothing easier, provided you communicate only by phone and box number. You give him your photograph, and full details then sit back and prepare to die. Suspense
Le pingouin by Andreĭ Kurkov( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in French and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman philosophique. Roman d'humour
Piknik na lʹdu : [roman] by Andrej Kurkov( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Russian and Slovenian and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viktor, a struggling writer in chaotic 1990s Kiev, adopts a penguin named Misha because the city's post-Soviet zoo can no longer afford to feed it. His life is further complicated by a job writing obituaries for living people, who suddenly begin to die under mysterious and bizarre circumstances
The Bickford fuse by Andrey Kurkov( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Patriotic War is drawing to a close, but a new darkness is falling over Soviet Russia. And for a disparate, disconnected clutch of wanderers - many thousands of miles apart, linked only by destiny and by paths that are destined to cross - four parallel journeys are just beginning. Goritch and his driver, rolling through water, sand and snow on an empty petrol tank; the Occupant of a black airship, looking down benevolently as he floats above the Fatherland; young Andrey, who leaves his religious community to serve a higher cause; and Kharitonov, who schleps from the Sea of Japan to Leningrad, carrying a fuse that when lit blow will all and sundry to kingdom come. The Bickford Fuse, taking its name from William Bickford, the English inventor who developed the safety fuse and paved the way for dynamite, explores the evolution of the Soviet mentality from the end of World War II to the death of Khrushchev. Blending metaphor and fable with real events and people from Russian history it evokes - with Kurkov's customary brio - the absurdity, tragedy and human drama of those turbulent years
Die letzte Liebe des Präsidenten : Roman by Andrei Kurkov( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Li︠u︡bimai︠a︡ pesni︠a︡ kosmopolita : [povesti i rasskazy] by Andreĭ Kurkov( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in Russian and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sady gospodina Michurina : [roman] by Andreĭ Kurkov( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Russian and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prii︠a︡telʹ pokoĭnika : [malai︠a︡ proza] by Andreĭ Kurkov( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Russian and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laitier de nuit by Andreï Kourkov( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Kiev, le meurtre d'un pharmacien du centre ville déclenche des événements imprévus, impliquant un agent de sécurité somnambule, un vigile amoureux, un douanier mal à l'aise, un chat ressuscité, un psychiatre convaincu que ses pairs devraient diriger le monde, un député rêvant d'éternelle jeunesse, une femme participant à une collecte de lait maternel, etc.--[Memento]
Ukrainisches Tagebuch : Aufzeichnungen aus dem Herzen des Protests by Andrej Kurkov( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rund zehn Jahre nach der Orangen Revolution blickt die Welt wieder gebannt auf die Ereignisse in der Ukraine: wochenlange Demonstrationen auf dem Kiewer Majdan-Platz, die Eskalation der Gewalt, die Annexion der Krim durch Russland, die drohende Spaltung des Landes - aber wie ist es dazu gekommen? Und wie wird es weitergehen? Andrej Kurkow lebt wenige Gehminuten vom Majdan-Platz entfernt und hat das Geschehen hautnah miterlebt. Als einer der bekanntesten ukrainischen Autoren und Kolumnist internationaler Zeitungen lädt Kurkow in diesem hochaktuellen Buch ein, die Ukraine besser kennenzulernen, zu verstehen, was sie geprägt hat und was die Menschen bewegt. Jenseits gängiger Klischees schildert er die Tage des Umbruchs in seiner Heimat und liefert so eine sehr persönliche Chronik der Ereignisse. Zudem beleuchtet er schlaglichtartig die wechselvolle Geschichte der Ukraine und porträtiert handelnde Personen, zentrale Schauplätze und Ereignisse - Majdan!, wie er wirklich ist
Un ami du defunt = A friend of the deceased( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in Russian and Ukrainian and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Kiev, Ukraine, this very dark comedy, is about a well-educated but unemployed translator, Tolla, who discovers that his successful wife is planning to leave him. Unable to find a decent job and depressed, Tolla hires a hitman to kill himself and then changes his mind
The heart of a dog by Mikhail Bulgakov( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this absurdly comical story which can also be read as a parable of the Russian Revolution, a world famous Moscow professor transplants a human male's testicles and pituitary gland into a stray dog, creating a worryingly human animal
Der Milchmann in der Nacht : Roman by Andrej Kurkow( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in German and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeden Morgen um halb fünf, in Dunkelheit und Eiseskälte, steigt die junge Irina in den Bus nach Kiew. Dort wird ihr die Muttermilch gegen bares Geld abgepumpt, während ihre eigene kleine Tochter sich mit Pulvermilch begnügen muss. Bestimmt kriegt irgendein Kind reicher Eltern ihre Milch, denkt sich Irina. In Wahrheit dient sie einem einflussreichen Parlamentarier als Wundermittel ... Als Irina sich verliebt und nicht mehr als <<Amme>> arbeiten will, ist der Politiker alles andere als erfreut
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Death and the penguin
The case of the general's thumbThe good angel of deathPenguin lostThe president's last loveThe milkman in the nightA matter of death and lifeThe heart of a dog
Alternative Names
Andreï Kourkov

Andreï Kourkov écrivain ukrainien de langue russe

Andrei Kurkov

Andrei Kurkov escritor ucraíno

Andréi Kurkov escritor ucraniano

Andrei Kurkov scriitor ucrainean

Andrej Koerkov Russisch schrijver

Andrej Kurkov

Andrej Kurkov scrittore ucraino

Andrej Kurkow russischsprachiger ukrainischer Schriftsteller

Andrey Kurkov Ukrainian writer

Andrij Kurkov

Andrij Kurkow ukraiński pisarz i scenarzysta filmowy

Koerkov, Andrej

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