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Turnbull, Joanne

Works: 29 works in 58 publications in 1 language and 2,569 library holdings
Genres: Short stories  Short stories, Russian  History  Psychological fiction  Novellas  Satirical literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history  Fiction  Romans à clef 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author
Classifications: PG3476.K782, 947.084
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Publications about Joanne Turnbull
Publications by Joanne Turnbull
Most widely held works by Joanne Turnbull
Autobiography of a corpse by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovskiĭ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 384 libraries worldwide
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 fingers of a celebrated pianist's right hand run away to spend a night alone on the city streets; a man's lifelong quest to bite his own elbow inspires both a hugely popular circus act and a new refutation of Kant. Ordinary reality cracks open before our eyes in the pages of Autobiography of a Corpse, and the extraordinary spills out
Memories of the future by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovskiĭ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
Written in Soviet Moscow in the 1920s - but considered too subversive even to show to a publisher - the seven tales included here attest to Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky's boundless imagination, black humor, and breathtaking irony: a man loses his way in the vast black waste of his own small room; the Eiffel Tower runs amok; a kind soul dreams of selling "everything you need for suicide"; an absentminded passenger boards the wrong train, winding up in a place where night is day, nightmares are the reality, and the backs of all facts have been broken; a man out looking for work comes across a line for logic but doesn't join it as there's no guarantee the logic will last; a sociable corpse misses his own funeral; an inventor gets a glimpse of the far-from-radiant communist future
The return of Munchausen by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovskiĭ( Book )
3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
First inspired in the eighteenth century by the tall tales of the real Baron Hieronymus von Münchausen, the legend of Baron Münchausen--as transmitted and transformed by Rudolf Erich Raspe and Gottfried August Bürger--soon eclipsed the fame of his living counterpart and has captivated the European imagination ever since
The letter killers club by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovskiĭ( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
"Writers are professional killers of conceptions. The logic of the Letter Killers Club, a secret society of "conceivers" who commit nothing to paper on principle, is strict and uncompromising. Every Saturday they meet in a fire-lit room hung with blank black bookshelves to present their "pure and unsubstantiated" conceptions: a rehearsal of Hamlet hijacked by an actor who vanishes with the role; the double life of a medieval merry cleric derailed by a costume change; a machine-run world that imprisons men's minds while conscripting their bodies; a dead Roman scribe stranded this side of the River Acheron. The overarching scene of this short novel is set in Soviet Moscow, in the ominous 1920s. Known only by pseudonym, like Chesterton's anarchists in fin-de-sicle London, the Letter Killers are as mistrustful of one another as they are mesmerized by their despotic president. Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky is at his philosophical and fantastical best in this extended meditation on madness and silence, the word and the soul unbound"--
Ivan the fool : a cultural history : Russian folk belief by A Sini︠a︡vskiĭ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Seven stories by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovskiĭ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
War & peace : contemporary Russian prose ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Captives : contemporary Russian stories ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
"Now classics in Russian literature, these stories, focusing on the theme of captivity, have again become relevant today given Russia's growing bureaucratic totalitarianism and the unending war in the Caucasus." "The stories are grouped in two sections: "The Perestroika Chaos" and "Remembering the Soviet Past"." "The first section, often verging on the absurd, conveys the chaos in the lives and minds of ordinary Russians in the face of unfamiliar market conditions. These problems caused many of those unable to adapt to them to feel nostalgic for the seemingly secure Soviet past. The second section is a reminder of that Soviet past for those, including some left-wing intellectuals in the West, who tend to forget its inhuman essence."--Jacket
The scared generation ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
A Jewish god in Paris : three novellas by Mikhail Levitin( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
"In A Jewish God in Paris the protagonist, suffering from a guilty conscience after his latest love affair, takes his wife and children to Paris in a final attempt to save his marriage: But his beautiful wife resists his ingenious peace-making efforts with silence and "unrelenting hatred." He has been unfaithful to her once too often and the situation has gone beyond the point of forgiveness. He views his infidelities as a way to embrace the wide variety of the world. Nevertheless he is sincere in his soul-searching, mercilessly examining the darkest corners of his soul and apparently inadvertently allowing the reader to witness his torment." "With Only Sandals on his Feet follows the adventures of the 15-year-old Victor Kuza. A precocious teenager with a passion for theatre, Kuza discovers a book about the mysterious Chamber Theatre in a secondhand bookshop and makes it his mission to find out more about it." "Total Indecency is a tribute to 1920s theatre director Igor Terentiev, whom we meet in 1917 as he flees from the Bolsheviks to Constantinople, abandoning his wife and daughter. He returns to Moscow, mounts a wildly unconventional production of a Soviet play, and mischievously applies for Party membership, giving his father's occupation as Colonel of the Tsarist Gendarmerie. This causes his arrest and exile to forced labor."--Jacket
Here I am : performance poems by Lev Rubinshteĭn( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Still waters run deep : young women's writing from Russia ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
The scared generation by Vasilʹ Bykaŭ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
The diary of a Soviet schoolgirl : 1932 - 1937 by Nina Lugovskai︠a︡( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Soviet civilization : a cultural history by A Sini︠a︡vskiĭ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
A sixteen months engagement calendar, September 1, 1971 through December 31, 1972 by Fogg Art Museum( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Nine of Russia's foremost women writers ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
'Nine' is an anthology containing the work of nine of Russia's foremost women writers. Writers featured include Svetlana Alexiyevich, Maria Arbatova, Nina Gorlanova and Anastasia Gosteva
Glas : new Russian writing ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Stamp album : a collection of people, things, relationships, and words by A Sergeev( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Still waters run deep : young women's writing from Russia ( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Seven Russian writers under 30, winners of the prestigious Debut Prize, tackle issues faced by women, including formerly forbidden subjects
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