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Alum and Affiliate Professor Ronald LeBlanc translates "Miaso: Roman" into English

Submitted by Lani Phillips on July 11, 2019 - 4:32pm
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Ronald LeBlanc, alum and Affiliate Professor in Slavic Languages & Literatures at the University of Washington, has recently published an English-language translation of "Miaso: Roman."  "Meat: A Novel," as it is called in English, is a Socialist Realist novel about the Soviet meat industry, co-written by Boris Pilnyak and Sergei Belyaev in 1936.  Commissioned by Food Commissar Anastas Mikoyan in 1935 and then serialized in the February, March, and April 1936 issues of Novyi mir, it has not yet been published in any separate edition.  The English-language version can be read here: https://scholars.unh.edu/faculty_pubs/650.

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