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Winter in the country ; On "The death of Ivan Ilych" ; An atomic cake

Title
Winter in the country ; On "The death of Ivan Ilych" ; An atomic cake / Vladimir Azarov ; preface by Barry Callaghan.
Author
Azarov, Vladimir, 1935-
Publication
Holstein, Ontario : Exile Editions, [2019]

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Additional Authors
Azarov, Vladimir, 1935-
Description
xiv, 258 pages; 19 cm
Uniform Title
Works. Selections
Alternative Title
  • Atomic cake
  • On "The death of Ivan Ilych"
  • Works.
Genre/Form
Poetry.
Note
  • Three books of poetry.
Additional Formats (note)
  • Issued also in electronic format.
Contents
Winter in the country -- On "The death of Ivan Ilych" -- An atomic cake.
Call Number
JFC 19-496
ISBN
  • 9781550968491
  • 1550968491
Author
Azarov, Vladimir, 1935- author.
Title
Winter in the country ; On "The death of Ivan Ilych" ; An atomic cake / Vladimir Azarov ; preface by Barry Callaghan.
Publisher
Holstein, Ontario : Exile Editions, [2019]
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
"With these three books (in one) Vladimir Azarov moves toward the completion of what has turned out to be a most extraordinary 10-book autobiography, and the recollections of a young man in Moscow during the tumultuous times after Joseph Stalin's death and the days under Nikita Khrushchev known as The Thaw. In the first book, Winter in the Country, he imagines the enormous presence of the great poet, Pushkin, and his influence on the development of the modern Russian psyche. Pushkin, alone out in the countryside, in Exile in his own country, and his writing that transformed the language, and thereby the peoples' perceptions of themselves, including the young Azarov. In book two, On "The Death of Ivan Ilych," Azarov - who is now a professional architect - imagines himself exchanging personalities with Tolstoy's great character, Ivan Ilych, who suffered and died from a terminal illness. In doing so, he enlarges his own personal experience by giving the death of a close friend a mythic dimension. In the third book, Azarov explores a Moscow world of wild contradictions. A police state given to bouts of politics by brute force and politics by a sterile force majeure, to moments of surreal social hysteria and periods of massive malaise, all occurring under the cloud of atomic bomb testing. This is when he met a passionate computer specialist whose father witnessed the atomic testing at Bikini Atoll. Together they would talk while imagining into existence the spirit of Rita Hayworth, riding on the side of the bomb in her negligee, to help make sense of such a world."-- Provided by publisher.
Additional Formats
Issued also in electronic format.
Added Author
Container of (work): Azarov, Vladimir, 1935- On "The death of Ivan Ilych"
Container of (work): Azarov, Vladimir, 1935- Atomic cake.
Added Title
On "The death of Ivan Ilych"
Atomic cake
Other Form:
Online version: Azarov, Vladimir, 1935- Poems. Selections. Winter in the country. Holstein, Ontario : Exile Editions, 2019 1550968505 9781550968507 (OCoLC)1081173610
Research Call Number
JFC 19-496
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