Sunday, October 18, 2009

Book Review: José Manuel Prieto's "Rex" By Natasha Wimmer (The Nation)

Rex, the third volume in a trilogy that begins with the as-yet-untranslated Enciclopedia de una vida en Rusia (Encyclopedia of a Life in Russia) and Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire, undertakes to explain the aesthetic underpinnings of the collapse of Communism, while gathering itself for a complicated indictment of contemporary fiction, a tortured denouncement that implicates Prieto himself ... read more

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