The Resource Limonov, Emmanuel Carrère ; translated from the French by John Lambert

Limonov, Emmanuel Carrère ; translated from the French by John Lambert

Label
Limonov
Title
Limonov
Statement of responsibility
Emmanuel Carrère ; translated from the French by John Lambert
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"A thrilling page-turner that also happens to be the biography of one of Russia's most controversial figures This is how Emmanuel Carrère, the magnetic journalist, novelist, filmmaker, chameleon, describes his subject: "Limonov is not a fictional character. There. I know him. He was a rogue in Ukraine; an idol of the Soviet underground under Brezhnev; a bum, then a multimillionaire's valet in Manhattan; a fashionable writer in Paris; a lost soldier in the Balkan wars; and now, in the chaotic ruins of postcommunist Russia, the elderly but charismatic leader of a party of young desperados. He sees himself as a hero; you might call him a scumbag: I suspend my judgment on the matter. It's a dangerous life, an ambiguous life: a real adventure novel. It is also, I believe, a life that says something. Not just about him, Limonov, not just about Russia, but about all our history since the end of World War II." So Limonov isn't fictional--but he might as well be. This pseudo-biography isn't a novel, but itreads like one: from Limonov's grim childhood; to his desperate, comical, ultimately successful attempts to gain the respect of Russia's literary intellectual elite; to his emigration to New York, then to Paris; to his return to the motherland. Limonov could be read as a charming picaresque. But it could also be read as a troubling counter-narrative of the second half of the twentieth century, one that reveals a violence, an anarchy, a brutality that the stories we tell ourselves about progress tend to conceal"--
Member of
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2014
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10361586
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carrère, Emmanuel
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2663.A7678
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lambert, John
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Limonov, Ėduard
  • Artists
  • Architects
  • Photographers
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the outrageous adventures of the radical Soviet poet who became a bum in New York, a sensation in France, and a political antihero in Russia
Label
Limonov, Emmanuel Carrère ; translated from the French by John Lambert
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The outrageous adventures of the radical Soviet poet who becam a bum in New York, a sensation in France, and a political antihero in Russia" --Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780374192013
Lccn
2014004040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Limonov, Emmanuel Carrère ; translated from the French by John Lambert
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The outrageous adventures of the radical Soviet poet who becam a bum in New York, a sensation in France, and a political antihero in Russia" --Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780374192013
Lccn
2014004040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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