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092    843.914|bCAR 
100 1  Carrère, Emmanuel,|d1957-|eauthor. 
245 10 Limonov :|b[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] /|cEmmanuel 
       Carrère ; translated by John Lambert. 
250    First American edition. 
264  1 New York :|bFarrar, Straus and Giroux,|c2014. 
300    340 pages ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent. 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia. 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier. 
520    "A thrilling page-turner that also happens to be the 
       biography of one of Russia's most controversial figures. 
       This is how Emmanuel Carrère, the magnetic journalist, 
       novelist, filmmaker, chameleon, describes his subject: 
       "Limonov is not a fictional character. There. I know him. 
       He was a rogue in Ukraine; an idol of the Soviet 
       underground under Brezhnev; a bum, then a 
       multimillionaire's valet in Manhattan; a fashionable 
       writer in Paris; a lost soldier in the Balkan wars; and 
       now, in the chaotic ruins of post communist Russia, the 
       elderly but charismatic leader of a party of young 
       desperadoes. He sees himself as a hero; you might call him
       a scumbag: I suspend my judgment on the matter. It's a 
       dangerous life, an ambiguous life: a real adventure novel.
       It is also, I believe, a life that says something. Not 
       just about him, Limonov, not just about Russia, but about 
       all our history since the end of World War II."      So 
       Limonov isn't fictional--but he might as well be. This 
       pseudo-biography isn't a novel, but it reads like one: 
       from Limonov's grim childhood; to his desperate, comical, 
       ultimately successful attempts to gain the respect of 
       Russia's literary intellectual elite; to his emigration to
       New York, then to Paris; to his return to the motherland. 
       Limonov could be read as a charming picaresque. But it 
       could also be read as a troubling counter-narrative of the
       second half of the twentieth century, one that reveals a 
       violence, an anarchy, a brutality that the stories we tell
       ourselves about progress tend to conceal"--|cProvided by 
546    Translated from the French. 
600 10 Limonov, Ėduard. 
650  0 Artists|zRussia|vBiography. 
650  0 Architects|zRussia|vBiography. 
650  0 Photographers|zRussia|vBiography. 
655  7 NonFiction.|2ssi 
655  7 Literary.|2ssi 
655  7 Political.|2ssi 
700 1  Lambert, John,|d1960-|etranslator. 
730 0  Limonov.|lEnglish. 
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