Coverart for item
The Resource Fardwor, Russia! : a fantastical tale of life under Putin, Oleg Kashin ; translated from the Russian by Will Evans ; introduction by Max Seddon

Fardwor, Russia! : a fantastical tale of life under Putin, Oleg Kashin ; translated from the Russian by Will Evans ; introduction by Max Seddon

Label
Fardwor, Russia! : a fantastical tale of life under Putin
Title
Fardwor, Russia!
Title remainder
a fantastical tale of life under Putin
Statement of responsibility
Oleg Kashin ; translated from the Russian by Will Evans ; introduction by Max Seddon
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
When a scientist experimenting on humans in a sanatorium near Moscow gives a growth serum to a dwarf oil mogul, the newly heightened businessman runs off with the experimenters wife, and a series of mysterious deaths and crimes commences. Fantastical and wonderfully strange, this political parable has an uncanny resonance with todays Russia under Putin. Oleg Kashin is a famous Russian journalist and activist who, in 2010, was beaten to within an inch of his life by unknown assailants, in an attack most likely politically motivated by his reporting. The events of Fardwor, Russia! (the title is taken from a flag with a slogan “Forward, Russia!”gone wrong) could seem grotesque, if they did not so eerily echo the absurd state of affairs in modern Russia. Under Putins regime, authors dare to criticize the state of affairs and affairs of the state only through veiled satire and even then, as Kashins experience shows, the threat of repercussions is real. A witty, playful, brave, and incisive work that blends science fiction with political satire,Fardwor, Russia! is a must-read for anyone interested in contemporary Russia or the hilarious and frightening follies of power
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kashin, Oleg
Dewey number
891.73/5
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG3492.52.S55
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Evans, Will
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Satire
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
Fardwor, Russia! : a fantastical tale of life under Putin, Oleg Kashin ; translated from the Russian by Will Evans ; introduction by Max Seddon
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9781632060396
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Lccn
bl2016000392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • sky279685261
  • (OCoLC)995322431
  • 921078
Label
Fardwor, Russia! : a fantastical tale of life under Putin, Oleg Kashin ; translated from the Russian by Will Evans ; introduction by Max Seddon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9781632060396
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Lccn
bl2016000392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • sky279685261
  • (OCoLC)995322431
  • 921078

Library Locations

    • Des Moines Public Library CentralBorrow it
      1000 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA, 50309, US
      41.5860906 -93.63119350000001
    • Des Moines Public Library Franklin AvenueBorrow it
      5000 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines, IA, 50310, US
      41.61090195 -93.68839790996259
Processing Feedback ...