All summer long, we’re choosing a different book from our extensive backlist to highlight. As an added feature, we’re offering the book at three different price points.
You, the reader, will have the opportunity to purchase the book at a price that works for you. This week we’re featuring the AATSEEL 2014 Best Literary Translation into English winner, “I Am a Phenomenon Quite Out of the Ordinary”: The Notebooks, Diaries and Letters of Daniil Kharms edited by Anthony Anemone & Peter Scotto. The book is currently available for purchase at $18.00, $25.00, and $35. Choose the price you think is fair and fits your budget!
In addition to his numerous works in prose and poetry for both children and adults, Daniil Kharms (1905–1942), one of the founders of Russia’s “lost literature of the absurd,” wrote notebooks and a diary for most of his adult life. Published for the first time in recent years in Russian, these notebooks provide an intimate look at the daily life and struggles of one of the central figures of the literary avant-garde in Post-Revolutionary Leningrad. While Kharms’s stories have been translated and published in English, these diaries represent an invaluable source for English-language readers who, having already discovered Kharms in translation, desire to learn about the life and times of an avant-garde writer in the first decades of Soviet power.
Keep an eye out all summer for more backlist titles you may have missed!