Autobiography of a Corpse (New York Review Books Classics)

Autobiography of a Corpse (New York Review Books Classics) Author Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
ISBN-10 1590176707
ISBN-13 9781590176702
Year 2013-12-03
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher NYRB Classics
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An NYRB Classics OriginalWinner of the 2014 PEN Translation Prize Winner of the 2014 Read Russia PrizeThe stakes are wildly high in Sigizmund Krzhizhanovskys fantastic and blackly comic philosophical fables which abound in nested narratives and wild paradoxes This new collection of eleven mind bending and spellbinding tales includes some of Krzhizhanovskys most dazzling conceits a provincial journalist who moves to Moscow finds his existence consumed by the autobiography of his rooms previous occupant the fingers of a celebrated pianists right hand run away to spend a night alone on the city streets a mans lifelong quest to bite his own elbow inspires both a hugely popular circus act and a new refutation of Kant Ordinary reality cracks open before our eyes in the pages of Autobiography of a Corpse and the extraordinary spills out

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