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Author Sokolov, Sasha, 1943-

Title In the house of the hanged : essays and vers libres / Sasha Sokolov : translated from the Russian and annotated by Alexander Boguslawski
Published Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, [2012]
Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 213 pages)
Contents ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""On Secret Tablets""; ""In the House of the Hanged""; ""Having Discovered It � Opened It Wide � Given It Wings""; ""Palisandre � C�est Moi?""; ""The Key Word of Belles-Lettres""; ""A Portrait of an Artist in America: Waiting for the Nobel""; ""The Anxious Pupa""; ""The Shared Notebook or a Group Portrait of SMOG""; ""A Mark of Illumination""; ""An Abstract""; ""About the Other Encounter""; ""Discourse""; ""Gazebo""; ""Philornist""; ""Notes""; ""Index of Names and Places""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""
""K""""l""; ""m""; ""n""; ""o""; ""p""; ""r""; ""s""; ""t""; ""u""; ""v""; ""w""; ""z""
Summary "Arguably the most important living Russian writer, Sasha Sokolov is an acknowledged literary master. Widely admired for his ability to elevate prose to the level of poetry, he is also known for his craftsmanship and phenomenal use of language. Until now, however, English-speaking audiences have only had access to a few of his acclaimed works -- novels A School for Fools (1977) and Astrophobia (1989), and the essay 'The Anxious Pupa.' In The House of the Hanged features the first-ever translation of thirteen of Sokolov's major essays and free verses. Exploring universal truths concerning language, the role of the artist, talent, and virtuosity, these texts provide key insight into the development of Sokolov's shorter forms. Each is accompanied by explanatory notes and an annotated index developed by Alexander Boguslawski in conjunction with Sokolov himself. These serve to contextualize Sokolov's Russian cultural and linguistic references, and allow worldwide audiences to enjoy his astounding erudition, wit, curiosity, and ever-developing talent."--Jacket
Notes "This present collection contains fourteen texts written by Sokolov between 1981 and 2010 and published in various papers and journals in Russia and in the West."--Page x
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Sokolov, Sasha, 1943- -- Translations into English.
Genre/Form Translations.
Essays.
Form Electronic book
Author Boguslawski, Alexander Prus.
ISBN 1442695846 (electronic bk.)
1442695854
9781442695849 (electronic bk.)
9781442695856