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Autobiography of A Corpse

Autobiography of A Corpse
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The stakes are wildly high in Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky's fantastic and blackly comic philosophical fables, which abound in nested narratives and wild paradoxes. This new collection of eleven mind-bending and spellbinding tales includes some of Krzhizhanovsky's most dazzling conceits: a provincial journalist who moves to Moscow finds his existence consumed by the autobiography of his room's previous occupant; the fingers of a celebrated pianist's right hand run away to spend a night alone on the city streets; a man's lifelong quest to bite his own elbow inspires both a hugely popular circus act and a new refutation of Kant. Ordinary reality cracks open before our eyes in the pages of Autobiography of a Corpse, and the extraordinary spills out.

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Publisher: New York :, New York Review Books,, [2013]
ISBN: 1590176707
9781590176702
Branch Call Number: FICTION KRZHIZHAN 2013
Characteristics: xviii, 230 pages ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Formozov, Nikolai Translator
Turnbull, Joanne Translator
Thirlwell, Adam 1978-

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A great companion to Petrushevskaia's collection, these tales were written before WWII yet still read vibrant and new. Very funny as well as elegant.


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