By Dmitri Birman, Antonina W. Bouis, Bela Shayevich
Alphabet of mask is a set of brief tales and poems written on a cellphone. it's an creative foray into the modern day Russian event. Dmitri Birman exhibits us how contemporary Russians straddle their Soviet previous and their capitalist destiny which will live to tell the tale. The tales are wry, funny, and sexually frank; the poems lyrical and elegiac concerning the narrator and his pals. The anti-Semitic fact of college bullies and armed forces conscription, the adolescent longing for classmates and educating assistants, the Soviet dream of worldwide commute and comfort consumption—all are a part of the booklet, whereas the poetry resonates as diversifications on a subject. Dmitri Birman grew to become a brand new Russian businessman after Communism fell. A prize-winning poet, he's a member of the Russian PEN.
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She compared herself to the heroine of the movie Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears and built her life herself. A wild idea came to her. ‖ He nodded. They went to the middle of the dance floor. Kostya said something to the DJ but Coco could see only the delighted look on Vadim Nikolayevich‘s face. She would dance for him! Hearing the first chords of a Latin American song, Coco jerked. That‘s the dance that made them ballroom champions of Russia. She wanted to ask for something else, but Kostya‘s strong hands were leading her, and her trained body started moving in rhythm to the beat.
Kostya had been her partner once. Also, he was her daughter‘s father. She had not heard a word about him in six years. Kostya recognized her, too, and smiled. It was that smile that made her fall in love him then. 22 Alphabet of Masks Later… When she was pregnant and could not perform anymore, he fell in love with his new partner, decided to go pro, and left the city. Coco did not hold a grudge. She compared herself to the heroine of the movie Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears and built her life herself.
My own mother, notwithstanding the fact that she believed wearing a signet ring was a lowbrow thing, bought Pop one for his birthday. 50 Alphabet of Masks Thus my image was complete. Five stops later on the streetcar, I showed up at the service entrance of the Restaurant Moscow and walked confidently inside. A veritable Alain Delon who just happened to find himself in provincial Russia, I walked up to a door marked ―Manager,‖ let out a breath, and drew the handle to me. In a small anteroom, a lilac receptionist sat at a typewriter.
Alphabet of Masks by Dmitri Birman, Antonina W. Bouis, Bela Shayevich