"Playful and erudite, sprinkled with philosophy and politics, funny in places and melancholy in others, this novella, like most of Krzhizhanovsky's work, remained unpublished during his lifetime; how lucky that we can read it now."
Early Soviet writer Krzhizhanovsky (1887-1950; Autobiography of a Corpse
, 2013, etc.) revives the eponymous teller of tall tales and sets him loose in 1920s Moscow.
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