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Title The letter killers club [electronic resource] / Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky ; introduction by Caryl Emerson ; translated from the Russian by Joanne Turnbull with Nikolai Formozov.
Author Krzhizhanovskiĭ, Sigizmund, 1887-1950.
Кржижановский, Сигизмунд, 1887-1950.
Publication New York : New York Review Books, [2012]
Description 1 online resource.
text file
Call # eBOOK
Series New York Review Books classics
New York Review Books classics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Writers are professional killers of conceptions. The logic of the Letter Killers Club, a secret society of "conceivers" who commit nothing to paper on principle, is strict and uncompromising. Every Saturday they meet in a fire-lit room hung with blank black bookshelves to present their "pure and unsubstantiated" conceptions: a rehearsal of Hamlet hijacked by an actor who vanishes with the role; the double life of a medieval merry cleric derailed by a costume change; a machine-run world that imprisons men's minds while conscripting their bodies; a dead Roman scribe stranded this side of the River Acheron. The overarching scene of this short novel is set in Soviet Moscow, in the ominous 1920s. Known only by pseudonym, like Chesterton's anarchists in fin-de-sïcle London, the Letter Killers are as mistrustful of one another as they are mesmerized by their despotic president. Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky is at his philosophical and fantastical best in this extended meditation on madness and silence, the word and the soul unbound"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Authors -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Soviet Union -- Social life and customs -- 1917-1970 -- Fiction.
Russian fiction -- Translations into English.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author Turnbull, Joanne.
OverDrive, Inc.
Addl. Title Klub ubiĭt︠s︡ bukv. English
Клуб убийц букв. English
Add Tp Title Club des tueurs de lettres
ISBN 9781590175231 (electronic bk.)
1590175239 (electronic bk.)

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