Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Master and Margarita

I recommended The Master and Margarita to S. (individual in picture)... You should all read it. I just finished the new russian film adaptation of the novel. It is rather silly -the black vodka drinking tom cat Bigimot is a puppet that reminded me of the one used in ALF. Also, OBERIU: An Anthology of Russian Absurdism (1926-1942)is finally out from Northwestern University Press;including writings from Kharms, Vvedensky, Zabolotsky, Oleinikov, Lipavsky, Druskin; edited by Eugene Ostashevsky; co-translated from Russian by Eugene Ostashevsky and Matvei Yankelevich, with Ilya Bernstein, Tom Epstein, and GenyaTurovskaya. It's not cheap, but it is a long awaitedrevelation (revolution?).You can check it out asfollows....<http://nupress.northwestern.edu/title.cfm?ISBN=0-8101-2293-6>