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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press (Jan. 3 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564787907
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564787903
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.5 x 20.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #605,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A rambling, digressive stylist, Shklovsky throws off brilliant apercus on every page . . . Like an architect's blueprint, [he] lays bare the joists and studs that hold up the house of fiction. --Michael Dirda

About the Author

Viktor Shklovsky (1893-1984) was a leading figure in the Russian Formalist movement of the 1920s and had a profound effect on twentieth-century Russian literature. Several of his books have been translated into English, including "Zoo, or Letters Not about Love, Third Factory, Theory of Prose, A Sentimental Journey, Energy of Delusion", and "Literature and Cinematography", and "Bowstring".

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