The most Triptych reviewers tend to believe they are dealing with the famous author’s fiasco. However, this is not so. By keeping distance, and keeping to his creative principles, speaking almost the bird language, Sasha Sokolov stages little tragedies for the elect.
The book consist of three standalone masterpieces:
- Gazibo (complete manuscript available at http://magazines.russ.ru)
- Filornit (complete manuscript available at http://magazines.russ.ru)
- Rassuzhdenie (Reflection, complete manuscript available at http://magazines.russ.ru)
A short novel that narrates the improbable life of a Russian émigré in France and engages in polemical dialogue with the fiction of Vladimir Nabokov.
There was a time when nearly fifty thousand Russians lived in Paris (on the eve of World War I, they were hardly more than thirty-six thousand in all France). They prayed in Orthodox churches, sent their children to Russian schools, and discussed Dostoevsky in La Rotonde coffee shop.
Fyodor Zavalishin, also known as Theo, was one of those Russians who managed to escape the Bolshevik Revolution and settled in Paris. As many of them, he also visited a screening of Eisenstein's masterpiece, Battleship Potemkin in November 1926. As a soldier, in 1905 he took part in the suppression of the revolt in the Russian fleet. When he watched Eisenstein's impressive reconstruction of the massacre in the port of...