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The Resource Autobiography of a corpse, by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky ; introduction by Adam Thirlwell ; translated by Joanne Turnbull

Autobiography of a corpse, by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky ; introduction by Adam Thirlwell ; translated by Joanne Turnbull

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Autobiography of a corpse
Title
Autobiography of a corpse
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by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky ; introduction by Adam Thirlwell ; translated by Joanne Turnbull
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  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
The stakes are wildly high in Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky's fantastic and blackly comic philosophical fables, which abound in nested narratives and wild paradoxes. This new collection of eleven mind-bending and spellbinding tales includes some of Krzhizhanovsky's most dazzling conceits: a provincial journalist who moves to Moscow finds his existence consumed by the autobiography of his room's previous occupant; the fingers of a celebrated pianist's right hand run away to spend a night alone on the city streets; a man's lifelong quest to bite his own elbow inspires both a hugely popular circus act and a new refutation of Kant. Ordinary reality cracks open before our eyes in the pages of Autobiography of a Corpse, and the extraordinary spills out
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1887-1950
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Krzhizhanovskiĭ, Sigizmund
Dewey number
891.73/42
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG3476.K782
LC item number
A2 2013
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1978-
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  • Thirlwell, Adam
  • Turnbull, Joanne
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
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Short stories, Russian
Label
Autobiography of a corpse, by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky ; introduction by Adam Thirlwell ; translated by Joanne Turnbull
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Autobiography of a corpse -- In the pupil seams -- The collector of cracks -- The land of nots -- The runaway fingers -- The unbitten elbow -- Yellow coal -- Bridge over the Styx -- Pieces of silver -- Postmark: Moscow
Control code
1445694
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xviii, 230 pages
Isbn
9781590176702
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013019761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1445694
  • (Sirsi) 1445694
  • (OCoLC)825046976
Label
Autobiography of a corpse, by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky ; introduction by Adam Thirlwell ; translated by Joanne Turnbull
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Autobiography of a corpse -- In the pupil seams -- The collector of cracks -- The land of nots -- The runaway fingers -- The unbitten elbow -- Yellow coal -- Bridge over the Styx -- Pieces of silver -- Postmark: Moscow
Control code
1445694
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xviii, 230 pages
Isbn
9781590176702
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013019761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1445694
  • (Sirsi) 1445694
  • (OCoLC)825046976

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