Light in the Dark Room — University of Minnesota PressM ikhail Shishkin is arguably Russia's greatest living novelist and the only writer so far to win all three major Russian book prizes. He recently refused to take part in an official delegation to an American book fair on the grounds that he did not want to represent a country where "power has been seized by a corrupt, criminal regime". The kind of contemporary literature in Russia that wins awards often favours postmodern style over plot and Shishkin's work is no exception, but his writing is richly textured and innovative and his themes are universal: love and death, pain and happiness, war and peace. The Russian title, Pismovnik , is less Tolstoyan and means something like "Letter-book". Her engaging tales of childhood, love and work give the novel what narrative drive it has, a series of poignant snapshots of life in a Soviet city that are anything but random. Vovka's letters also recall the past, but often he is mired in the unignorable present, involving soldiers of many nationalities marching through drought, disease and bloodshed in northern China.
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Reading the title of this book and seeing the book cover, the prospective reader might, as did I, expect a book about the darker period of the year, and the night. And they would be right: this book is indeed about those darker times. But I have always liked the dark and the winter months, regretting the ubiquity of streetlights and hating it when people shine torches in my face on Bonfire Night.
The Light and the Dark by Mikhail Shishkin – review
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In one story, a prisoner scratches a boat on the wall until one day he steps into it and sails away, I feel that the ambiguity of protagonists and antagonists is a deliberate literary device. However, it will sound like gibberish. When an Old One speaks the Old Speech in front of a normal human. The Sleepers : Ancient knights who served during the time of King Arthur.
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Skip to content. Skip to navigation. Coming soon. A fascinating and unprecedented look at how illumination and darkness shape our experiences across history and space. Despite the shared human experience in which spaces appear radically different depending on time, season, and weather, social science investigation on the subject is meager. From Light to Dark fills this gap, focusing on our interaction with daylight, illumination, and darkness and analyzing a vast array of artistic interventions, diverse spaces, and lighting technologies to explore these most basic human experiences.
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