Igor Gulina`s choice. Part 1.
the Door in an eye
the Author: Wells Tauer
the Publisher: Olga Morozovoj`s Publishing house
" the Bean of Manro has woken up prone. The jaw was ill it, morning birds shouted, and in cowards the obvious discomfort " was observed;
the Winner of several awards, the habitue of lists of young talents, Wells Tauer is considered one of the most perspective American writers who have appeared in 2000 - e. In the Russian edition of its first collection the most part of transfers belong to Victor Golyshevu and Vladimir Babkovu, and it too sets expectation of the great writer, the candidate for a canon. In any degree expectation it is defensible.
" a door in an eye " nine stories about good sad people to whom life shows nelaskovost; they stoically take down it and continue to concern the world if and not with love, then yours faithfully. In the first story of the builder of the Bean the wife, the self-satisfied uncle and, under the end, a poisonous sea cucumber exhaust work. In other the boy reads the announcement of the run away jaguar and dreams, as that will devour its unloved stepfather. There are stories how the unlucky inventor tries to worry marasmus of the father as the lonely businessman is reconciled forty years with the whimsical brother. Almost all stories of a Tower about relatives or as a last resort the neighbours, a fluctuating cover round loneliness of each person. In these texts occurs nothing, expectations are deceived, plans are upset, but in it " anything " for tauerovskih heroes if it carries the restraining sense, a shade of hope or at least the justifying is found out.
from Tower prose there is a distinct sensation as if you read the familiar text whether Salinger, whether Updike, whether Bukovski, whether still someone from the American canon of second third of last century. Not that that it copies another`s styles or mixes them. More likely the Tower ideally gets to a certain expectation of how the American prose should look. In this platitude it that is surprising remains the live writer. It, in general, good stories though they also call bewilderment why it is written now? It is possible to tell always: because it " about eternal ". Though such eternal all the same gives obvious nostalgia. That type vital neujuta about which writes a Tower, is too familiar, equipped by the literature and consequently turns to the contrast sad elegichesky a cosiness.
the Author: Dmitry Strotsev
the Publisher: UFO
the New collection of most appreciable of the Russian-speaking poets living in Belarus. Dmitry Strotsev The author of a rare stylistic palette combining mandelshtamovskoe semantic pressure with sweet zaumju, kontseptualistskuju genre irony with the heretical burning inherited from the Minsk classic - outcast Veniamin Blazhennogo. Thus the poetry of Strotseva for a second not seems eclectic. All these and others very different, as if incompatible things are intertwined at it in imperceptible, but distinctly heard tune the internal melody changing rate, syncopating, but never becoming silent. However, in the new book nevertheless which - that aloud changes: strotsevskie verses become suddenly unexpectedly topical, political as if the sight always delightfully studying horizon, was suddenly focused on very close and terrible point. The header newspaper and #150 becomes image binding the book; the transitory certificate absorbing, processing a pain of each today. But among other paper products strotsevskaja the newspaper is most of all related to a religious book. It is political poetry in as much as possible far from habitual, agitatsionno - satirical, sense. " I / the provincial / did not happen abroad / and here have offered / a place in the tank / was not kept / / have visited / have killed / tshinvali burn poti / / what mounts / what sea / what grief / / and it already on all life / vpechatleni / I ".
Art and revolution: art activism in the long twentieth century
the Author: Gerald Raunig
the Publisher: the European university
After events with groups " War " and Pussy Riot, their performances different in spirit and style of supporters, occurrences occupy - movements it became obvious that art - activism in Russian culture has turned from marginal employment to one of the most live phenomena. Also it seems that very much does not suffice how much - nibud distinct judgement of the nature, a context of this difficult space. The recent book of the Austrian philosopher and the theorist of art Gerald Rauniga let in small degree, but fills this lacuna.
" the long twentieth century " in its name not emotional exaggeration, and the term. The XX-th century actually also is defined at Rauniga as search time of new forms of the policy, trying to escape its habitual understanding so, and suppression. The initiative of this search proceeds often from the environment of art from participation of Gjustava Kjurbe in activity of the Commune of Paris to driving about across Europe on a boundary 90 - h and 2000 - h antiglobalistskogo " folksteatrkaravana ". Among other heroes Eisenstein, Tretjakov, Gi Debor, Viennese aktsionisty the end 1960 - h. On a broader scale - that the book of Rauniga sad reading. Each new strategy of revolutionary art is described at it as a failure, the failure stimulating the following both #150; again doomed searches. And, say, " War " with its media success, calculation on shock effect, obviously very much it would not be pleasant to it. art - activism at Rauniga not assignment of media space of a conventional policy, and continuous search of escaping alternative, a pursuit of other policy.
the Author: Robertson Devis
the Publisher: the Alphabet
the well-known Canadian writer Robertson Devis who has Died in 1995 wrote novels exclusively trilogies. The most known is bodily translated to the Russian " Deptfortsky " (" the Fifth character " " Mantikora " " the World of miracles ") . Left now " Rebellious angels " 1981 open later " the Kornishsky trilogy " something like elegicheskoj parodies to the medieval knightly epos in scenery of history of the XX-th century. Excentric patron of art Frensis Kornish (the character uniting the trilogy) dies and leaves the big inheritance. Over its coffin there are some heroes, among which good priest, the vicious friar, the nephew and the girl - the gipsy.
life as kvech
the Author: Michael Veks
the Publisher: the Text
One more Canadian writer Michael Veks, the appreciable expert in language Yiddish. It the book which has inadvertently become by the best seller of 2005 something an average between household linguistics, strano - more precisely, ethnography and comic philosophy in the spirit of Vudi Allen. " life as kvech " attempt to prove that Yiddish Not so dead language as it is considered to be, and very much even live, and perfectly reflects a system of life of its carriers in all spheres (beginning a breakfast and finishing funeral). A word " kvech " means " the complaint " both the complaint in the most different displays, from playful affection to a damnation, it appears, according to Veksa, a basis of the relation put in Yiddish to the world.
fashionable people. To history of art gestures of our time
the Author: Sofia Azarhi
the Publisher: Ivan Limbaha`s Publishing house
Volume research - memoirs of the Petersburg journalist and the artist that occurred to the Russian fashion after the end of the USSR and till today. Heroes fashion designers, models, artists people for whom the suit was not only business, but also art, language search. The book of Sofia Azarhi Reconstruction, apparently, without a trace bulvarnosti that in this segment of the literature happens seldom.
hotel on a pleasure and bitterness crossroads
the Author: Dzhejmi Ford
the Publisher: the Phantom - the Press
debut novel of the American writer extremely popular worldwide a variation on a subject " Romeo and Juliette " and the story that in the beginning 1940 - h in America too was the small fascism. The young man of the Chinese origin living in Seattle Henry falls in love with young Japanese Kejko. Here there is a pearl - Harbor, Japanese promptly become pursued and abhored group (their Chinese diaspora in which father Henry differs especial ljutostju especially does not love). Kejko together a family send in camp, Henry tries to pull out it and is ready to pay off for it with own happiness. Very sentimental, but not the shameful book.