Calligraphy lesson by Mikhail Shishkin

IMG_6362Set in Rostow am Don, Russia. Reviewed on 2017/11: https://www.instagram.com/p/BbitrAkHF5w/

#shishkin is undoubtedly an engaged writer not only in #russianpolitics but also with the Russian words and meanings. #calligraphylesson which is just one of the #shortstories in this collection and arguably the most famous one is a vivid example of that. Kudos to the amazing translators which somehow manage to evoke the oppression, death and revelation he describes while making use of the #cyrrilic script and the Russian language and ultimately the minds and dreams of a country gone adrift. Other stories are simply #autobiographical given the fact that he actually resides in #switzerland at the moment just like other famous Russian expats in the past. Overall this is an outstanding collection from a promising contemporary Russian writer. Can’t wait to read more! #highlyrecommended #mikhailshishkin#rostov #zurich #expats #montreux#шишкин #михаилшишкин#russianliterature #collectionofstories#deepvellum #activistwriter #antiputin

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