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Zoo, or, Letters not about love

Author: Viktor Shklovskiĭ; Richard Sheldon
Publisher: Normal, IL : Dalkey Archive Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While living in exile in Berlin, Viktor Shklovsky fell in love with Elsa Triolet (the "Alya" of this novel). Shklovsky was in the habit of sending Elsa several letters a day, a situation she accepted under one condition: he was forbidden to write about love. Zoo, or Letters Not about Love is an epistolary novel born of this constraint, and although the brilliant and playful letters contained here cover everything  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Viktor Shklovskiĭ; Richard Sheldon
ISBN: 1564783111 9781564783110
OCLC Number: 46713180
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxxiii, 162 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Zoo.
Zoo
Letters not about love
Responsibility: Viktor Shklovsky ; translated with an introduction by Richard Sheldon.

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"While living in exile in Berlin, Viktor Shklovsky fell in love with Elsa Triolet (the "Alya" of this novel). Shklovsky was in the habit of sending Elsa several letters a day, a situation she accepted under one condition: he was forbidden to write about love. Zoo, or Letters Not about Love is an epistolary novel born of this constraint, and although the brilliant and playful letters contained here cover everything from observations about contemporary German and Russian life to theories of art and literature, nonetheless every one of them is indirectly dedicated to the one topic they are all required to avoid: their author's own unrequited love."--Jacket.

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