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Walpurgis Night

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Walpurgis Night, by acclaimed Russian writer Venedikt Erofeev, is considered a classic in the playwright's homeland. Erofeev's dark and funny five-act satire of Soviet repression has been called the comic high-water mark of the Brezhnev era. Walpurgis Night dramatizes the outrageous trials of Lev Isakovich Gurevich, an alcoholic half-Jewish dissident poet confined by the state to a hospital for the insane. In "Ward 3"- a microcosm of repressive Soviet society-Gurevich deploys his brilliant wit and ingenuity to bedevil his jailers, defend his fellow inmates, protest his incarceration, and generally create mayhem, which ultimately leads to a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions.

Издательство: "Yale University Press" (2014)

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  • Walpurgis night — 1822, from Ger. Walpurgisnacht, witches revel, especially on Brocken, on May day eve, lit. the night of (St.) Walpurgis, from Walburga, English abbess who migrated to Heidenheim, Germany, and died there c.780; May 1 being the day of the removal… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Walpurgis Night — (esp. in medieval German folklore) the evening preceding the feast day of St. Walpurgis, when witches congregated, esp. on the Brocken. German, Walpurgisnacht /vahl poordd gis nahkht /. * * * Night before May 1. The name comes from the 8th… …   Universalium

  • Walpurgis Night — noun Etymology: part translation of German Walpurgisnacht, from Walpurgis Saint Walburga died A.D. 779 English saint whose feast day falls on May Day + German Nacht night Date: 1823 1. the eve of May Day on which witches are held to ride to an… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Walpurgis Night — Wal•pur′gis Night′ [[t]vɑlˈpʊər gɪs[/t]] n. myt (in German folklore and literature) the evening preceding the 1st of May, when a witches Sabbath was held on the Brocken German, Wal•pur•gis•nacht [[t]vɑlˈpʊr gɪsˌnɑxt[/t]] Etymology: after St.… …   From formal English to slang

  • Walpurgis Night — n. the eve of 1 May when witches are alleged to meet on the Brocken mountain in Germany and hold revels with the Devil. Etymology: G Walpurgisnacht f. Walpurgis genit. of Walpurga Engl. woman saint (8th c.) + Nacht NIGHT …   Useful english dictionary

  • Walpurgis Night — /valˈpɜgəs naɪt/ (say vahl perguhs nuyt) noun the evening preceding the first of May, the feast day of St Walpurgis (an English missionary and abbess in Germany, who died about AD 780), on which, according to German popular superstition, witches… …   Australian English dictionary

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