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The Resource Limonov, Emmanuel Carrère ; translated from the French by John Lambert

Limonov, Emmanuel Carrère ; translated from the French by John Lambert

Label
Limonov
Title
Limonov
Statement of responsibility
Emmanuel Carrère ; translated from the French by John Lambert
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"This deft, timely translation of French writer and filmmaker Carrere's sparkling 2011 biography of Edward Limonov is an enthralling portrait of a man and his times. The subtitle is no exaggeration: Limonov, a prolific and celebrated author, cofounder of Russia's National Bolshevik Party, onetime coleader of the Drugaya Rossiya opposition movement, and current head of Strategy-31 (which organizes protests in Russia aimed at securing the right to peacefully assemble), has led an extraordinary life. Carrere suggests that Limonov's haphazard turns from budding poet, disillusioned emigre, New York City butler, and Parisian literary rock star to Russian countercultural maverick, Putin opponent, and political prisoner have been prompted by his drive for adventure and fame. Though his behavior is frequently reprehensible (including his lasting flirtation with authoritarian and fascist figures), Carrere's Limonov never dissolves in a mess of unfathomable contradictions. Instead, he emerges as a mirror through which the vortex of culture and politics in the late-Soviet and New Russian eras is reflected. In this astute, witty account, Limonov has found his ideal biographer. There are few more enjoyable descriptions of Russia today"--Publisher's Weekly
Member of
Summary
"A thrilling page-turner that also happens to be the biography of one of Russia's most controversial figures."--
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2014
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10361586
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carrère, Emmanuel
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lambert, John
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Limonov, Ėduard
  • Artists
  • Architects
  • Photographers
  • Limonov, Ėduard
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the outrageous adventures of the radical Soviet poet who became a bum in New York, a sensation in France, and a political antihero in Russia
Label
Limonov, Emmanuel Carrère ; translated from the French by John Lambert
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn869263603
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780374192013
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014004040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)869263603
Label
Limonov, Emmanuel Carrère ; translated from the French by John Lambert
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn869263603
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780374192013
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014004040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)869263603

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