Booker Winners and Others-II
Published by Glas New Russian Writing
"If you cannot find GLAS in the shops, ask for it. This journal deserves wide distribution." — Irish Times
Excerpts from the novels shortlisted for the third Booker Russian Novel Prize read like complete stories and are followed by summaries of the novels and authors' notes.
Included are: Bulat Okudzhava (Winner), The Show is Over; Peter Aleshkovsky, The Life of Ferret; Yuri Buida, Don Domino; Alexei Slapovsky, The First Second Coming; Mikhail Levitin, Total Impropriety; Igor Dolinyak, The Third World. Also a story by Mark Kharitonov, the first winner of the Russian Booker, which is a sequel to his prize-winning novel.
Others include Asar Eppel whose style and themes are reminiscent of Babel and Sholem Aleichem, and Nikolai Klimontovich, a Soviet Casanova, telling his naughty stories where sex and politics are intertwined.
See Also: Peter Aleshkovsky Skunk: a Life (Glas 15), Yuri Buida in Glas 7, Alexei Slapovsky in Glas 7, Asar Eppel The Grassy Street (Glas 18).
"The Booker has helped fill the vacuum of official recognition for writers... and Glas publishes translated excerpts from the short-listed novels, offering the Anglophone audience a glimpse of what all the fuss is about..." — The Moscow Times