Arkadii Dragomoshchenko, Russia’s best founding father of Language poetry, in his new selection of essays fuses likely disparate components of poetry, philosophy, journalism, and prose in an try and trap the workings of reminiscence. At stake isn't really what he writes about―whether reminiscence, Gertrude Stein, immortality, or a stroll on Nevsky Prospect―but how he writes it. officially, Dragomoshchenko by no means tires of digression, growing playful video games of persistence and anticipation for his reader. In so doing, he pushes tale and closure into the background―arriving, ultimately, yet to not a vacation spot. eventually, Dragomoshchenko “carefully seeks out the dirt of lines from the interval of oblivion,” which obviously bring about the oblivion of minds.

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