Autore: Emmanuel Carrère
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374709211
Grandezza: 59,63 MB
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A thrilling page-turner that also happens to be the biography of one of Russia's most controversial figures This is how Emmanuel Carrère, the magnetic journalist, novelist, filmmaker, and chameleon, describes his subject: "Limonov is not a fictional character. There. I know him. He has been a young punk in Ukraine, the idol of the Soviet underground; a bum, then a multimillionaire's butler in Manhattan; a fashionable writer in Paris; a lost soldier in the Balkans; and now, in the fantastic shambles of postcommunism, the elderly but charismatic leader of a party of young desperadoes. He sees himself as a hero; you might call him a scumbag: I suspend my judgment on the matter. It's a dangerous life, an ambiguous life: a real adventure novel. It is also, I believe, a life that says something. Not just about him, Limonov, not just about Russia, but about all our history since the end of the Second World War." So Eduard Limonov isn't fictional—but he might as well be. This pseudobiography isn't a novel, but it reads like one: from Limonov's grim childhood to his desperate, comical, ultimately successful attempts to gain the respect of Russia's literary intellectual elite; to his immigration to New York, then to Paris; to his return to the motherland. Limonov could be read as a charming picaresque. But it could also be read as a troubling counternarrative of the second half of the twentieth century, one that reveals a violence, an anarchy, a brutality, that the stories we tell ourselves about progress tend to conceal.


Autore: Emmanuel Carrère
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014197642X
Grandezza: 61,70 MB
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Limonov is not a fictional character, but he could have been. He's lived a hundred lives. He was a hoodlum in Ukraine, an idol of the Soviet underground, punk-poet and valet to a billionaire in Manhattan, fashion writer in Paris, lost soldier in the Balkans, and now, in the chaos after the fall of communism a charismatic party leader of a gang of political desperados. Limonov sees himself as a hero, but he is also a bastard. Carrere suspends judgment. Carrère decided to write about Limonov because he thought "that his life, romantic and reckless, tells us something, not just about Limonov or Russia, but the story of all of us after the end of World War II."

Memoir Of A Russian Punk

Autore: Ėduard Limonov
Editore: Grove Press
Grandezza: 49,29 MB
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Tells the story of Eddie, a fifteen-year-old boy coming of age in Khrushchev's Soviet Union, as he rebels against his parents and society

The Kingdom

Autore: Emmanuel Carrère
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374714037
Grandezza: 64,36 MB
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A sweeping fictional account of the early Christians, whose unlikely beliefs conquered the world Gripped by the tale of a Messiah whose blood we drink and body we eat, the genre-defying author Emmanuel Carrère revisits the story of the early Church in his latest work. With an idiosyncratic and at times iconoclastic take on the charms and foibles of the Church fathers, Carrère ferries readers through his “doors” into the biblical narrative. Once inside, he follows the ragtag group of early Christians through the tumultuous days of the faith’s founding. Shouldering biblical scholarship like a camcorder, Carrère re-creates the climate of the New Testament with the acumen of a seasoned storyteller, intertwining his own account of reckoning with the central tenets of the faith with the lives of the first Christians. Carrère puts himself in the shoes of Saint Paul and above all Saint Luke, charting Luke’s encounter with the marginal Jewish sect that eventually became Christianity, and retracing his investigation of its founder, an obscure religious freak who died under notorious circumstances. Boldly blending scholarship with speculation, memoir with journalistic muckraking, Carrère sets out on a headlong chase through the latter part of the Bible, drawing out protagonists who believed they were caught up in the most important events of their time. An expansive and clever meditation on belief, The Kingdom chronicles the advent of a religion, and the ongoing quest to find a place within it.

Black Wind White Snow

Autore: Charles Clover
Editore: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300223943
Grandezza: 28,63 MB
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Charles Clover, award-winning journalist and former Moscow bureau chief for the Financial Times, here analyses the idea of "Eurasianism," a theory of Russian national identity based on ethnicity and geography. Clover traces Eurasianism’s origins in the writings of White Russian exiles in 1920s Europe, through Siberia’s Gulag archipelago in the 1950s, the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, and up to its steady infiltration of the governing elite around Vladimir Putin. This eye-opening analysis pieces together the evidence for Eurasianism’s place at the heart of Kremlin thinking today and explores its impact on recent events, the annexation of Crimea, the rise in Russia of anti-Western paranoia and imperialist rhetoric, as well as Putin’s sometimes perplexing political actions and ambitions. Based on extensive research and dozens of interviews with Putin’s close advisers, this quietly explosive story will be essential reading for anyone concerned with Russia’s past century, and its future.

The Art Of Writing Badly

Autore: Richard Chandler Borden
Editore: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810116917
Grandezza: 33,77 MB
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"The art of writing badly" is a phrase the Russian writer Valentin Kataev coined to describe the work that came out of the mauvist movement in Russia-a style of writing that consciously challenged Soviet dogma. In this book, Richard Borden discusses the cultural and political context from which these authors emerged and the development of "bad writing." Beginning with a close examination of the work of Kataev, the best-known progenitor of "bad writing," Borden then broadens his study to include the "mauvist creations" of post-Stalinist writers Aksenov, Bitov, Sokolov, Limonov, Evgeny Popov, and Venedikt Erofeev. Borden shows how these writers' shared mauvistic characteristics reveal major philosophical and aesthetic tendencies in contemporary Russian culture, bring to light facets of their writing that have never been discussed, and enrich the readings of the particular texts under discussion.

His Butler S Story

Autore: Эдуард Лимонов
Editore: Grove/Atlantic
Grandezza: 45,82 MB
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A Russian emigre who is a sexual adventurer, as well as a former criminal and drug addict, obtains a job as a butler and shares his harsh observations on wealthy New Yorkers

National Bolshevism

Autore: Books LLC
Editore: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781155771496
Grandezza: 58,54 MB
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 17. Chapters: Karl Radek, Eduard Limonov, National Bolshevik Party, Aleksandr Dugin, Heinrich Laufenberg, Eurasianists, Fritz Wolffheim, Misha Verbitsky, D. S. Mirsky, Nikolay Vasilyevich Ustryalov, Alexander Prokhanov, Smenovekhovtsy, Ernst Niekisch, Yegor Letov, Jean-Fran ois Thiriart, Christian Bouchet, National Bolshevik Front, Parti Communautaire National-Europ en, Parti Communautaire Europ en, Paul Eltzbacher. Excerpt: Eduard Limonov (Russian: , real name Eduard Veniaminovich Savenko, Russian: born February 22, 1943) is a French citizen and a Russian writer and political dissident, and is the founder and leader of the unregistered radical National Bolshevik Party, which aims to create a grand empire that will include the whole of Europe, Russia and Northern/Central Asia to be governed under Russian rule. The political scientist and Russian expert Stephen Shenfield (Brown University) considers Eduard Limonov a fascist. An opponent of Vladimir Putin and a political ally of Garry Kasparov, Limonov is a leader of Kasparov's Other Russia political bloc. Limonov was born in Dzerzhinsk, USSR - an industrial town on the Oka River, near the major city of Nizhny Novgorod (Gorky during Soviet Rule). In the early years of his life family moved to Kharkov, Ukrainian SSR where Limonov grew up. In the early 1970s he was a poet in Moscow, and achieved a degree of success before being stripped of his citizenship and expelled from the Soviet Union. He arrived in New York City in 1974 as an emigrant and began writing novels. It's unclear what legal status Limonov had in the US that allowed him to stay there for many years. He fell in with the New York punk and avante-garde scene, acquiring an admiration for Lou Reed. In 1982, he moved to Paris with his lover Natalya Medvedeva, and quickly became active in French literary circles. He was als...

Limonov S It S Me Eddie And The Autobiographical Mode

Autore: Karen L. Ryan-Hayes
Grandezza: 45,93 MB
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Reference Guide To Russian Literature

Autore: Neil Cornwell
Editore: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781884964107
Grandezza: 54,60 MB
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"This guide provides informative essays and selective bibliographies on the main writers of Russian for students and general readers. Covering all of Russian literature, this handbook emphasizes 19th- and 20th-century authors. The guide uses the Western alphabet, so anonymous works appear under their English title and are interfiled in alphabetical order with author entries. Entries for writers include a brief biography, a list of the writer's primary works in chronological order, a selected list of bibliographies, and critical studies. The guide begins with 13 detailed essays that cover most periods, topics, and genres of Russian literature. This reference source belongs in all libraries with large literature collections".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.