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Memories of the Future

(2009)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Written in Soviet Moscow in the 1920s - but considered too subversive even to show to a publisher - the seven tales included here attest to Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky's boundless imagination, black humor, and breathtaking irony: a man loses his way in the vast black waste of his own small room; the Eiffel Tower runs amok; a kind soul dreams of selling 'everything you need for suicide' ; an absentminded passenger boards the wrong train, winding up in a place where night is day, nightmares are the reality, and the backs of all facts have been broken; a man out looking for work comes across a line for logic but doesn't join it as there's no guarantee the logic will last; a sociable corpse misses his own funeral; an inventor gets a glimpse of the far-from-radiant communist future.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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October 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Memories of the Future (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
ISBN: 1-59017-319-8 / 978-1-59017-319-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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