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Unwitting Street

(2020)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Eighteen strange, whimsical, and philosophical tales by the Russian master of the weird, all now in English for the very first time.

When Comrade Punt does not wake up one Moscow morning--he has died--his pants dash off to work without him. The ambitious pants soon have their own office and secretary. So begins the first of eighteen superb examples of Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky's philosophical and phantasmagorical stories. Where the stories included in two earlier NYRB collections (Memories of the Future and Autobiography of a Corpse) are denser and darker, the creations in Unwitting Street are on the lighter side: an ancient goblet brimful of self-replenishing wine drives its owner into the drink; a hypnotist's attempt to turn a fly into an elephant backfires; a philosopher's free-floating thought struggles against being "enlettered" in type and entombed in a book; the soul of a politician turned chess master winds up in one of his pawns; an unsentimental parrot journeys from prewar Austria to Soviet Russia.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

August 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Unwitting Street (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
ISBN: 1-68137-488-9 / 978-1-68137-488-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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Kindle Editions

August 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Unwitting Street
Author(s): Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU