By Dmitri Birman, Antonina W. Bouis, Bela Shayevich
Alphabet of mask is a suite of brief tales and poems written on a cellular phone. it truly is an ingenious foray into the modern day Russian event. Dmitri Birman exhibits us how cutting-edge Russians straddle their Soviet prior and their capitalist destiny which will continue to exist. The tales are wry, funny, and sexually frank; the poems lyrical and elegiac in regards to 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 shuttle and comfort consumption—all are a part of the booklet, whereas the poetry resonates as adaptations 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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Inside the church it‘s clean and warm, But evil demands, with avarice, That it is permitted and owns all. It‘s pouring rain, although it‘s summer The synagogue stands with God‘s grace But Satan is nearby handing out Tickets to his fiery place And here am I, in wretched turmoil Wandering to the Earth‘s ends, How will I finally find God, So that my soul may not be damned? Alphabet of Masks 35 Date She was twenty-three years my junior. Every time I touched her smooth, perfect skin, every time I inhaled the milky fragrance of her soft, young flesh, my heart skipped a beat .
When they come to the cemetery, they become more radiant and their thoughts purer. I don‘t want to talk about the scum who sneak in at night and write vile words on monuments or destroy them. ), sorry because you can‘t insult or injure those who are gone. You can only set off the program for destroying your own soul. Many of the visitors are acquainted, meeting here over the years. Yevdokiya Sergeyevna tells her husband, whom she buried about a decade ago, about their granddaughter‘s schoolwork and how she doesn‘t like Bush.
A waltz of pleasure and a tango of peace. The quiet sweet life of one of the world‘s cultural capitals … annoyed me. Why can they live like this, while we can‘t? By the way, about secular things. ) to the toilet. Granite steps, a dark, polished door, a floral scent inside. A snow white toilet, and I reached for the lid…. You know, of course, that boys piss standing up usually. Cultured boys raise the seat as well, where people sit for other needs. To keep it clean. You know, sometimes, the stream splashes….