Memories Of The Future

bySigizmund KrzhizhanovskyTranslated byJoanne TurnbullIntroduction byJoanne Turnbull

October 6, 2009|
Memories Of The Future by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
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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.
SIGIZMUND KRZHIZHANOVSKY (1887–1950), the Ukrainian-born son of Catholic Poles, studied law and classical philology at Kiev University. After graduation and two summers spent exploring Europe, he was obliged to clerk for an attorney. A sinecure, the job allowed him to devote the bulk of his time to the study of literature and his own w...
Title:Memories Of The FutureFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 7.95 X 4.96 X 0.66 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 7.95 X 4.96 X 0.66 inPublished:October 6, 2009Publisher:New York Review BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1590173198

ISBN - 13:9781590173190

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