Saturday, April 30, 2011

Russia’s Literary Monster: The Wild, Unpredictable World of Vladimir Sorokin

Daniel Kalder - April 29, 2011 - Publishing Perpectives

A “living classic,” Sorokin pushes boundaries by writing about a Russia rife with violence, coprophilia, violence, rape, violence, aliens, violence, clones and more violence. He makes American debut in New York this weekend at the PEN World Voices Festival.

At the London Book Fair earlier this month, Russia was featured as Guest of Honor. Nearly every Russian writer of distinction was in attendance, save for one: Vladimir Sorokin. It’s no surprise, since anyone who has followed Sorokin’s career knows he has hardly been one to follow the crowd.
Full piece at Publishing Perspectives.

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