Abstractions (1st volume in the series): shocking discoveries in the domain of simple existential things; experimental prophetic poetry book, with rich multi-valued – multi-layered graphics. This is an elegant integral artistic edition. Famous in Europe for decades, Lev Gunin is rather unknown in North America, though his prophetic predictions of the future are “talks of the town”. He predicted countless geopolitical events with an astonishing precision. His Russian poetry was noticed by many respected poets, and published in a number of significant literary magazines / anthologies. Lev Gunin's poetry has original and aesthetically perfect flavor. English readers may now satisfy their curiosity, plunging into a fascinating different world of symbols, charades, and metaphors.