“I’m interested in subterranean culture that says ‘I will trick you’ to official culture, ‘I will play you.’”
Bomb blog contributor Kevin Kinsella reviews Squaring The Circle: Winners of the Debut Prize, a new anthology of Russian writers which highlights ten years of winners of the Russian Debut Prize for Fiction by writers under the age of twenty-five.
This First Proof contains an excerpt from “The Chinese Sun.” Translated by Evgeny Pavlov.
Don’t miss Helen Mirren in The Debt or issue 52 of BOMB. So take a flashback just like they do in the film, but to 1992, and check out Helen Mirren’s conversation with fellow actor Peter Eyre.
from Poems on Maps
cash wrangles round a kiosk
Presentiment of life abides till death.
Love for Captain B.
twinkling firmament of the sunflowers