The Plummeting Old Women

The Plummeting Old Women

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by Daniil Kharms
     
 
The Plummeting Old Women by Daniil Kharms is a collection of stories, incidents, dialogues and fragments that forms an important part of the buried literature of Russian modernism now revealed under glasnost. These texts are characterized by a startling and macabre novelty, with elements of the grotesque, fantastic and child-like touching the imagination of the

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The Plummeting Old Women by Daniil Kharms is a collection of stories, incidents, dialogues and fragments that forms an important part of the buried literature of Russian modernism now revealed under glasnost. These texts are characterized by a startling and macabre novelty, with elements of the grotesque, fantastic and child-like touching the imagination of the everyday. They express the cultural landscape of Stalinism -- years of show trials, mass atrocities and stifled political life. Their painful, unsettling eloquence testify to the humane and the comic in this absurdist writer's work. The translator Neil Cornwall gives a biographical introduction to his subject, enlarged upon by the poet Hugh Maxton in a contextual assessment of the writing of Flann O'Brien, Le Fanu and Doyle, and of their shared concerns with detective fiction, terror and death. Daniil Kharms 91905-42) died under Stalin. Along with fellow poets and prose-writers of the era -- Khlebnikov, Biely, Mandelstam, Zabolotsky and Pasternak -- he is one of the emerging experimentalists of Russian modernism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843512509
Publisher:
Lilliput Press, Limited, The
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
101
File size:
473 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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The Plummeting Old Women 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm hoping Ashpaw eventually 'gets' being blind, because usually people/cats/various other animals who are born that way are much better at using their other senses. But, otherwise, good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ashpaw has some issues, but i understand, being three quarters blind in my left eye and almost half blind in my right. The story is getting a little better, thankfully.