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Book Title: Москва 2042|
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The size of the: 22.58 MB
v The author of the book: Vladimir Voinovich
Edition: Вся Москва
Date of issue: 1990
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Read full description of the books Москва 2042:One of the problems of life is that it is not very inventive. Sometimes life is terribly embarrassed by this and shamelessly borrows from art. I remember being in Russia in the mid 1990s, about the time of the first Chechen war, watching television, which made a change from loosing games of chess to ten year olds with ever decreasing grace. Anyhow on the television there was a broadcast showing an Orthodox priest at a military airbase sprinkling Holy Water on war planes. The odd thing about this was that the airmen drawn up at attention were still wearing the uniforms and insignia of an officially atheist state. Ah, poor life. Voinovich had already imagined a merger between the Communist Party of the USSR and the Orthodox Church in the early 1980s in his novel Moscow 2042.
In that book the author flies into the future to find himself feted and admired as the author of a book that he hasn't written yet. Naturally completely bemused by all the fuss the obvious thing to do was to get hold of the only copy of the book in order to be able to write it. Things are made slightly more complicated because the book is banned - which is why everybody has read it - and kept under lock and key. Then he gets caught up in a coup as an Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn type figure, artificially preserved since the late 20th century, has himself defrosted in order to drag Russia back to the faith based certainties and alleged cultural unity of the 17th century.
Not as funny as the Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin, but that is no faint praise.
Read information about the authorVladimir Voinovich (Владимир Николаевич Войнович) was born in what is now Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, but which at the time of his birth was Stalinabad, a city in the USSR.
Voinovich started writing and publishing poetry during the army service; he later switched to writing prose and ultimately became famous as a master of satirical depiction of the absurdity of Soviet life. However, he does not forgo real people in favor of the grand scheme of things.
Satiric fiction has never been popular under authoritarian or totalitarian regimes. Voinovich's writing and political activity (dissident) led to his expulsion from the Writer's Union (194), emigration to Germany (1980), and loss of USSR citizenship (1981; restored 10 years later).
Voinovich is a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Department of Language and Literature.
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