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Autobiography of a corpse

Author: Sigizmund Krzhizhanovskiĭ; Adam Thirlwell; Joanne Turnbull
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, [2013]
Series: New York Review Books classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sigizmund Krzhizhanovskiĭ; Adam Thirlwell; Joanne Turnbull
ISBN: 1590176707 9781590176702
OCLC Number: 825046976
Language Note: Translated from the Russian.
Description: xviii, 230 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Autobiography of a corpse --
In the pupil --
Seams --
The collector of cracks --
The land of nots --
The runaway fingers --
The unbitten elbow --
Yellow coal --
Bridge over the Styx --
Thirty pieces of silver --
Postmark: Moscow.
Series Title: New York Review Books classics.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky ; introduction by Adam Thirlwell ; translated by Joanne Turnbull.

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The unlikely stories in Autobiography of a Corpse ask you to take a second look at the cracks in everyday reality.  Read more...

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'Sly, vibrant and often very funny, Krzhizhanovsky's stories ... are a joy ...Full of precise detail, this book will instruct, delight, and then leave the reader pondering long after the reading is Read more...

 
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