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This review is from: The Slynx (New York Review Books Classics) (Paperback)Exceptional vision, style, content, and exceptional translation. Even the cover (of the NYRB edition) is spot on.
Although set in a dystopian future, this is very much about the present day, just as it is very much about art, life, human relationships, and our perceptions of the world. Yet it never once becomes a lecture. Delivered almost as if being told on a winter's evening by the fire to a group of friends, this work manages to be serious and comic at the same time, manages to be realistic and fantastical, creates a world that has one foot in fairy tale and one foot in the world of the Gulags. And it does it seamlessly, with wit, joy, and consummate skill.
For anyone tired of the bilge that passes for literature these days in English speaking countries, I would heartily recommend this.