Alphabet of Masks

Product Number: EB00653412
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781936274369
Publisher: Enigma Books
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Alphabet of Masks is a collection of short stories and poems written on a mobile phone. It is an imaginative foray into the modern-day Russian experience. Dmitri Birman shows us how today's Russians straddle their Soviet past and their capitalist future in order to survive. The stories are wry, humorous, and sexually frank; the poems lyrical and elegiac about the narrator and his friends. The anti-Semitic reality of school bullies and army conscription, the adolescent yearning for classmates and teaching assistants, the Soviet dream of world travel and luxury consumption-all are part of the book, while the poetry resonates as variations on a theme. Dmitri Birman became a new Russian businessman after Communism fell. A prize-winning poet, he is a member of the Russian PEN.

Author(s): Dmitri Birman
Genre: Poetry
Original Publish Date: Sep 20, 2011

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