#RivetingReads: Alisa Ganieva Recommends Venedikt Erofeev’s MOSCOW-PETUSHKI

A pseudo-autobiographical postmodernist poem in prose, this describes the entire drama of being a Soviet intellectual – in drunken conversations and reflections on board a suburban Moscow train. 

Alisa Ganieva

Moscow-Petushki

(also published in English as Moscow to the End of the Line, Moscow Stations and Moscow Circles)

Written by Venedikt Erofeev

 

 

Alisa Ganieva is the author of three novels, The Mountain and the Wall, Bride and Groom and Salam, Dalgat!, as well as a collection of stories and essays. She has won several prizes in her native Russia, and in 2015, the UK’s the Guardian listed her among the thirty most talented young people in Moscow. Ganieva’s fiction has been translated and published in several countries.

More on Alisa Ganieva.

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