Download e-book for kindle: A Hunt for Optimism by Viktor Shklovsky,Shushan Avagyan

By Viktor Shklovsky,Shushan Avagyan

ISBN-10: 1564787907

ISBN-13: 9781564787903

Begun in 1929 lower than the identify "New Prose" and greatly revised after Vladimir Mayakovsky's surprising demise, A Hunt for Optimism (1931) circles obsessively round a unmarried scene of interrogation during which a author is subjected to a convey trial for his unorthodoxy. utilizing a number of views, fragments, and aphorisms, and bearing the vulnerability of either the Russian Jewry and the anti-Bolshevik intelligentsia—who had unwittingly develop into the "enemies of the people"Hunt satirizes Soviet censorship and the ineptitude of Soviet leaders with acerbic panache. regardless of feedback on the time that it lacked solidarity and used to be too "variegated" to be known as a basically "Shklovskian book," Hunt is stylistically unpredictable, experimentally daring, and unapologetically ironic—making it one of many best books in Shklovsky's physique of work.

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