Sergei Zhadan was one of the few who grasped our era like a tiger by the tail, saw the funny in its sorrows and the tragic in its joys, described its uniqueness. 'Time moves under your skin,' says Zhadan, 'and if you have thin skin, you can even see it.' And so the managers gather after a hard day at the bar, fat, heavy and inactive middle managers, hustle in the bar like seals, beat with flippers and make sharp shrill sounds, shout over jukeboxes, trample around near karaoke, rush, slapping the floor with their flippers , in the toilet. Ho-ho, they say to each other how good it is that we are all here today, we are middle managers, we always have something to talk about after a busy day, come on, friends, they say to each other, what will we talk about today? About rugby or women?
'Stories about the Motherland' is a bold, almost impudent book. Perhaps the first attempt to give a new - honest, accurate - description of our country in a long time. Real and false patriotism, living Russia and TV-screen Russia, power and people... Dmitry Glukhovsky takes up the most important, most sensitive topics of our life today and speaks about them in the tone in which political jokes were told under the USSR. Sharp, sincere, sore book. Bomb. Laughter through tears. New Literature.
Oksana Zabuzhko, poet and prose writer, is one of the most popular contemporary Ukrainian authors. Her fame has long gone beyond the borders of Ukraine. The novel 'Museum of Abandoned Secrets' is a Ukrainian epic covering a whole century. The country, sp
A young poetess carries her mother's ashes from the Volgograd region to Siberia to be buried at home next to her grandmother and aunt. From Volgograd to Moscow, from Moscow to Novosibirsk and Irkutsk by plane and then fourteen hours by bus through the taiga to the small dead-end town of Ust-Ilimsk. Carefully documenting the ritual of parting, complicated by bureaucratic red tape, the heroine makes her way to the comprehension of sexuality, femininity and death, as well as a new way of describing this experience. Oksana Vasiakina is a poetess, writer, essayist, laureate of the first degree of the Lyceum Prize (2019).
Blue Salo is the most scandalous novel in the history of modern Russia. He was publicly burned and cursed, he was ardently admired and hated just as much. But he does not leave anyone indifferent. Siberia in 2048. In a secret laboratory, hidden between tw
The sugary, white Kremlin is the heart of Russia in the 2020s, which survived the Red, Gray and White Troubles, closed off from the outside world and plunged into sleep. its refined copy, but in fact it does not belong to anyone. Fifteen short stories from the collection 'Sugar Kremlin', written as if in completely different ways and about different things, add up to a picture of a ghostly, doomed reality, soaking like a sugar tower in tea. For the first time, the collection of stories 'Sugar Kremlin' was published in 2008. Together with the story 'The Day of the Oprichnik' he was nominated for the 'Big Book' award; In 2009, he received the Audience Choice Award for the NOS Award.
Letting a red rooster go and catching a goldfish is only a small part of what the guardsman, the hope and support of the Russian state, must do in a day. Word and deed is his motto, loyalty to superiors is his principle, doublethink is his morality, viole
The entrant Mrak fails the exams at the School of Wizardry, the student Martha flies out of the School of Warriors, and the scientist Kart is looking for applicants to enter the School of Ghouls in Ledsburg - a city in which the hottest summer is as cold as a fierce winter. Who will the heroes meet on the way to Ledsburg? What do they eat at the 'U' tavern? What is celebrated every year in the Village of the Half-dead? Who lives near the Rotten Swamp and instills fear in the inhabitants of nearby villages? 'A Dark Story' by Eugene CheshireKo, author of the famous 'Brownie's Diary'.
Alexander Chudakov (1938-2005) - an outstanding Russian philologist, wrote the novel 'Haze Lies on the Old Steps' with the highest concentration of historical truth, a recreated image of true Russia in its most difficult years, 'the book is homerically funny and incredibly sad, eerie and life-affirming, epic and epic lyric ', according to Novaya Gazeta.
Lyudmila Ulitskaya was often called a very attentive witness of the era, her tenacious observer and interpreter. Perhaps most of all this relates to the novel 'Green Tent'. The novel about the generation of those who had to grow up during the thaw, choose their fate in the sixties, pay the bills in the seventies and beyond ... how it goes, everyone has different ways. A kaleidoscope of destinies from Stalin's death to Brodsky's death, a chorus of voices and solo parts, an interweaving of historical realities and fiction ...
From a modern classic - a collection of interconnected stories about how monstrous the world looks, in which both Gagarin's flight and the second coming seem to be manipulations of special services; about creatures at war with each other, using fake gods and technologies similar to magic to suppress the will of the enemy.
This book includes three stories by Mikhail Bulgakov, the real masterpieces of his phantasmagoric satire: 'Fatal Eggs', attracting with their quirkiness and wit, and which had a huge impact on many generations of Russian readers, ripped apart by quotes, brilliantly filmed by Vladimir Bortko 'Heart of a Dog', and also the story 'The Devil's Day', which literary scholars consider a kind of sketch, or outline for the immortal novel 'The Master and Margarita'.
'In memory of memory' by Maria Stepanova - an attempt to write the history of her own family, instantly coming to the question of the very possibility of preserving the memory of the past, analysis of the family archive, which turns into a review of the ways of life of the past in the present, and the history of the main events of the 20th century, how it can exist in a personal memory of a modern person. People and their traces disappear, things are deprived of their purpose, and testimonies speak in dead languages, describing and discarding various intermediaries between themselves and the great history, the author of 'Memory of Memory' remains and leaves us alone with our past. 5th edition, revised ...
Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And SetheÆs new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.
Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child - the first novel by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment - weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult. At the center: a young woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life, but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love. There is Booker, the man Bride loves, and loses to anger. Rain, the mysterious white child with whom she crosses paths. And finally, Bride's mother herself, Sweetness, who takes a lifetime to come to understand that 'what you do to children matters. And they might never forget.' A fierce and provocative novel that adds a new dimension to the matchless oeuvre of Toni Morrison.
For the first time in Russian, a collection of short prose by a master of an action-packed genre! Twelve short stories - twelve original ideas. Ideas that are absolutely characteristic of the worlds of Frank Thilier: the mysteries of being, memory lapses,
In Search of the Little Man The book, which became a bestseller in France and was included in the lists of all major French literary awards. 'A certain Mr. Pekelny' is a unique fusion of genres: literary research, biography, philosophical reflection on th
Thelma is the busy single mom of 12-year old Louis. When Louis is hit by a truck one morning, their lives are changed forever. Louis falls into a coma and if he doesn't regain consciousness in the next four weeks, he may never wake up again. At home in L