It's No Good

It's No Good

By: Kirill Medvedev (author), Keith Gessen (translator), Cory Merrill (translator), Mark Krotov (translator), Keith Gessen (editor)Paperback

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Before retiring from the literary world and relinquishing all copyright to his work in 2003, Kirill Medvedev had published two collections of poetry with a traditional publishing house. His poems are autobiographical free verse, unusual in Russia, and were dismissed by some critics as not really poetry. Medvedev's poetry-casual, often explicitly political, irreverent-fiercely diagnoses the banality and disease of Putin-era Russia. Edited and introduced by n+1 co-founder Keith Gessen, It's No Good includes selected poems from Kirill Medvedev's books of poetry and subsequent online publications, as well as his most significant essays: 'My Fascism' (on the failure of post-Soviet Russian liberalism, politically and culturally); 'Literature Will Be Tested' (on the attractions and dangers of the 'new sincerity' in Russian letters); 'Dmitry Kuzmin: An Essay-Memoir' (a detailed memoir and analysis of the work of the 1990s Moscow poet, publisher, and impresario Kuzmin, and what his activity represents). As always, they are published without the author's permission.

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Born in Moscow, in 1975, Kirill Medvedev has recently emerged as one of the most exciting, unpredictable voices on the Russian literary scene. Widely published and acclaimed as a poet, he is also is an activist for labor and a member of the Russian Socialist movement "Vpered" [Forward]. He contributes essays regularly to Chto Delat', and other opposition magazines. His small press, The Free Marxist Publishing House [SMI], has recently released his translations of Pasolini, Eagleton, and Goddard, as well as numerous books at the intersection of literature, art and politics, including a collection of his own essays. This is Medvedev's first book in English.

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/06/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781910695005
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9781910695005
  • ISBN10: 1910695009
  • translations: Russian

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