The Plummeting Old Women ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Neil Cornwell

The Plummeting Old Women

The Lilliput Press
Publication date: September 2011
ISBN: 9781843512509
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
Our price:

You save: $1.29 (18%)
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
The Plummeting Old Women by Daniil Kharms is a collection of stories, incidents, dialogues and fragments that forms an important part of the buried literature of Russian modernism now revealed under glasnost. These texts are characterized by a startling and macabre novelty, with elements of the grotesque, fantastic and child-like touching the imagination of the everyday. They express the cultural landscape of Stalinism -- years of show trials, mass atrocities and stifled political life. Their painful, unsettling eloquence testify to the humane and the comic in this absurdist writer's work. The translator Neil Cornwall gives a biographical introduction to his subject, enlarged upon by the poet Hugh Maxton in a contextual assessment of the writing of Flann O'Brien, Le Fanu and Doyle, and of their shared concerns with detective fiction, terror and death. Daniil Kharms 91905-42) died under Stalin. Along with fellow poets and prose-writers of the era -- Khlebnikov, Biely, Mandelstam, Zabolotsky and Pasternak -- he is one of the emerging experimentalists of Russian modernism.
Please sign in to review this product.
The Plummeting Old Women ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
413 Kb
Copy From Text: