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Lena, a considerably passive young woman, is moving through life when she meets Herman, a considerably passive young man such as herself. A piece of prose on society’s demands from the individual, by one of modernism’s prominent voices.
Yasha doesn’t feel well. He thinks his body is filling up with dry cotton somehow. Gradually, it turns out he doesn’t have any fatal illness, but nevertheless his condition is fatal indeed. A grotesque and amusing horror story by one of Russia’s most successful young writers today.
Things are not always what they seem. Who is Kunfoosa: a beetle? a little girl? or a terrible jinn? A playful and funny story, written after Arabic folktale.
How can one evaluate a person’s ability to kill? She nearly became miss Venezuela and now she’s popping pills, he agreed to move with her to the countryside and now he spends the entire time playing on his computer. You could say they are rivals. One day he appears holding a dead animal in his fragile hands. Who will be the winner?
“I wanted to die because a man, but also because of so many other things, because I owed my mother money, and because the caretaker stank, and because summer was hot, blazing.” First English translation for a story by one of Italy’s greatest authors.
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