| The Moscow Publishing House "Three Squares" ("Tri Kvadrata") has published an extraordinary new book : "By Chance of Fortune" Almanac ("Po prikhoti sud'bi").
The Almanac covers the time period from 1914 ( the very first article by poet E. Bagritsky ) to 2004 ( the latest poems by A. Mejirov ).
The editors of this "global" book have assembled under one "roof" many authors living in various cities in the USA and Israel, in France, Russia and Kazakhstan. They include : V. Voinovich, A. & Yu. Gert, E. & S. Dovlatov, N. Korzhavin, V.Markov, V. Nekrasov, A. Parnis, S. Polishchuk, L.Gomberg, D. Rubina, and A.& V. Sharov. One of the sections of the Almanac is dedicated to the famous Russian writer V.Nekrasov.
In addition to poetry and prose, readers of this Almanac will find the first publication of anonymous letter to Lili Brik, letters by writer A. Sharov, L. Levine's memories of her family's escape from Nazi Germany in 1939, musician Y. Beliavsky's memories of the "Exodus" of Jews from the Soviet Union in the early 1970s and autobiographical essay by artist S. Polishchuk. The editors have also included interviews by S. Dovlatov with V. Nekrasov, V. Levinovsky with dissident writer B.Yampolsky; interviews by S. Blokh and V. Roytman with E. Dovlatov (S. Dovlatov's widow) and S. Polishchuk.
The supplement to this book contains "Brief Biographical Notes on the Authors".
The Almanac is handsomely illustrated with drawings and pictures by A. Dodina, S. Polishchuk, D. Blokh, A. Rees, E. Bagritsky, V. Mayakovsky and photographs by V. Roytman.
S. Blokh & V. Roytman, the compilers of the "By Chance of Fortune" Almanac, are known for their previous books : "Poetry and Prose" by Velemir Khlebnikov (1986) and the two-volume almanac "I'm a Genius, Igor' Severianin" (1996). Both books were published in New York by "Gilei Publishers".
The Almanac contains 496 pages.
Questions regarding this Almanac send to:
Serafima & Vladimir Roytman
2911 Brighton 5th Street # 5G
Brooklyn, NY 11235
|Cover: 25 Cages (engraving) by Slava Polishchuk|