Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky: Autobiography of a Corpse
Trevor reviews NYRB Classics’ newest collection of Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s short stories, Autobiography of a Corpse, translated from the Russian by Joanne Turnbull. Read the full post.
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…