A very interesting biography of a minor player in modern Russian politics and literature. Limonov (grenade) was a sort of wannabe Putin-like nationalistic son of a KGB officer makes his way through the shambles of the Soviet collapse. Tricks his way to USA with beautiful model girlfriend, who soon dumps him. He writes a scabrous story of down and out life. Moves to Paris as a best selling author, has more attractive girlfriends. Returns to Russia in the chaotic 90s, plays at being a Serbian thug. Forms a fascist revolutionary group, incompetently tries to create a couple in Kazakhstan, gets banged up, serves his time.
The book is really well written from the patchy details about Limonov, thoroughly excellent reading and a good start to understanding how Russia is evolving into a new tsarist period.
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|Durée||12 heures et 26 minutes|
|Auteur||Emmanuel Carrère, John Lambert - translator|
|Date de publication sur Audible.fr||06 octobre 2015|
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Carrere is a fantastic weaver of tales and he and his translator John Lambert have pulled off a ripping yarn. One of Carrere’s virtues as a writer of semi-non-fiction is is ability to get close to his subjects without judging them. The problem here of course is that Limonov is a grimy misogynist and at a certain point - page 46 for me - you may wonder why his is company you want to keep. And it isn’t, but darned if Carrere isn’t also able to tell a compelling story about Russia from the 50s to today and that was what kept me from throwing this book across the room.
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