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Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky: Autobiography of a Corpse

Over the past few years, NYRB Classics has released two books of tales (we can call them science fiction, philosophical, political —  from the Soviet writer Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky: Memories of the Future (my thoughts here; our podcast covering it here) and The Letter Killers Club (my thoughts here). It’s remarkable that these books have…

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Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky: Memories of the Future

Trevor reviews Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s posthumously published collection of short stories, Memories of the Future, translated from the Russian by Joanne Turnbull. Read the full post.

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Episode 4: Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s Memories of the Future

Though not officially state policy until 1932, socialist realism had been the unofficial type of art in Russia since the October Revolution of 1917, when the Bolsheviks sought to put art into the service of the state. Art had to be easily understood and should convey a positive message about…

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Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky: The Letter Killers Club

Trevor reviews Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s strange novel, The Letter Killers Club. Read the full post.