Autore: Emmanuel Carrere
ISBN: 9781846148217
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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 was a rogue; a bum, a multimillionaire's valet; a fashionable writer in Paris; a lost soldier in the Balkan wars; and now, in the chaotic ruins of postcommunist Russia, the charismatic leader of a party of young desperados. He sees himself as a hero; you might call him a scumbag . . . ' 'Brilliant, exhilarating.' Rosamund Bartlett, Daily Telegraph 'Emmanuel Carrère has found a perfect subject in Edward Limonov, the self-described Johnny Rotten of Soviet dissident writers . . . a galloping, picaresque gonzo biography.' Rachel Donadio,The New York Times 'Completely riveting, immediately hooks the reader . . . It's been a spectacular roller coaster life, and Emmanuel Carrère has turned it into an equally spectacular book.' Michael Dirda,Washington Post 'Electrifying.' The New Yorker


Autore: Emmanuel Carrère
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374709211
Grandezza: 73,12 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.

It S Me Eddie

Autore: Ėduard Limonov
Editore: Random House (NY)
Grandezza: 74,47 MB
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A Biographical And Critical Study Of Russian Writer Eduard Limonov

Autore: A. B. Rogachevskiĭ
ISBN: 9780773468474
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A comprehensive analysis of Eduard Limonov's poetry, fiction and journalism. It seeks to distinguish between Limonov the author and Limonov the character in order to pinpoint Limonov's true beliefs, as opposed to his public statements, which are often meant to cause outrage.

His Butler S Story

Autore: Эдуард Лимонов
Editore: Grove/Atlantic
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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

Optical Properties Of Photonic Structures

Autore: Mikhail F. Limonov
Editore: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1439871922
Grandezza: 34,25 MB
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The collection of articles in this book offers a penetrating shaft into the still burgeoning subject of light propagation and localization in photonic crystals and disordered media. While the subject has its origins in physics, it has broad significance and applicability in disciplines such as engineering, chemistry, mathematics, and medicine. Unlike other branches of physics, where the phenomena under consideration require extreme conditions of temperature, pressure, energy, or isolation from competing effects, the phenomena related to light localization survive under the most ordinary of conditions. This provides the science described in this book with broad applicability and vitality. However, the greatest challenge to the further development of this field is in the reliable and inexpensive synthesis of materials of the required composition, architecture and length scale, where the proper balance between order and disorder is realized. Similar challenges have been faced and overcome in fields such as semiconductor science and technology. The challenge of photonic crystal synthesis has inspired a variety of novel fabrication protocols such as self-assembly and optical interference lithography that offer much less expensive approaches than conventional semiconductor microlithography. Once these challenges are fully met, it is likely that light propagation and localization in photonic microstructures will be at the heart of a 21st-century revolution in science and technology. —From the Introduction, Sajeev John, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada One of the first books specifically focused on disorder in photonic structures, Optical Properties of Photonic Structures: Interplay of Order and Disorder explores how both order and disorder provide the key to the different regimes of light transport and to the systematic localization and trapping of light. Collecting contributions from leaders of research activity in the field, the book covers many important directions, methods, and approaches. It describes various one-, two-, and three-dimensional structures, including opals, aperiodic Fibonacci-type photonic structures, photonic amorphous structures, photonic glasses, Lévy glasses, and hypersonic, magnetophotonic, and plasmonic–photonic crystals with nanocavities, quantum dots, and lasing action. The book also addresses practical applications in areas such as optical communications, optical computing, laser surgery, and energy.

National Bolshevism

Autore: Books LLC
Editore: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781155771496
Grandezza: 27,75 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...

The Exile

Autore: Mark Ames
Editore: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802136527
Grandezza: 19,63 MB
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The eXile is the controversial biweekly tabloid founded by Americans Mark Ames and Matt Taibbi that Rolling Stone has called "cruel, caustic, and funny" and "a must-read." In the tradition of gonzo journalists like Hunter S. Thompson, Ames and Taibbi cover everything from decadent club scenes to the nation's collapsing political and economic systems - no person or institution is spared from their razor sharp satiric viewpoint. They take you beneath the surface of the Russia that most Western journalists cover, bringing to life the metropolis that Ames describes as "manic, nihilistic, grotesque, horrible; and yet, in its own way, far superior to any city on Earth." Featuring artwork and articles from their groundbreaking newspaper, The eXile is the inside story of how the tabloid came to be and how Ames and Taibbi broke their biggest stories - all the while playing hysterically vicious practical jokes, racking up innumerable death threats, and ingesting a motherlode of speed. It's a darkly funny, up-close profile of the sordid underbelly of the New World Order that you will never forget.

Black Wind White Snow

Autore: Charles Clover
Editore: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300120702
Grandezza: 76,39 MB
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A fascinating study of the root motivations behind the political activities and philosophies of Putin s government in Russia"

Life Stories

Autore: Paul E. Richardson
Editore: Russian Information Service
ISBN: 1880100584
Grandezza: 26,32 MB
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A novelist catches up with his future... a president is under house arrest after setting off a nuclear war... an off-planet skipper leads a hunt for a mysterious life-giving creature... a single mother protects her disabled son... a man finds serenity in his vacation-emptied city... a woman looks for love in silence... a thunderstorm turns lives upside down... an oligarch makes a unexpected career change... a detective solves a murder and doesn't like what he finds... a family copes with Russia's medieval future... a traveler grapples with Pushkin's killer... a disaffected son mourns his mother... These are just some of the stories in this wonderful collection of original works by 19 leading Russian writers. They are life-affirming stories of love, family, hope, rebirth, mystery and imagination. Masterfully translated by some of the best Russian-English translators working today, these tales reassert the power of Russian literature to affect readers of all cultures in profound and lasting ways. Best of all, 100% of the profits from the sale of this book will go to benefit Russian hospice -- not-for-profit care for fellow human beings who are nearing the end of their own life stories.