Memories Of The Future

Author: Joanne Turnbull (Introduction by, Translator); Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
Homepage 9781590173190

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  • : $24.95(AUD)
  • : 9781590173190
  • : New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
  • : New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
  • : October 2009
  • : 32.95
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  • : Joanne Turnbull (Introduction by, Translator); Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
  • : Paperback
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"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."