SERGEJ SOLOVYEV. A Spindle.
While reading this long short story (as well as the previous work of this author — “Prana”, “DN”, 2004, №№ 10—11) it’s difficult not to recall “movism” — the literary trend invented by Valentin Katayev.
ELENA DOLGOPYAT. Comments to the Photos Which Haven’t Been Shot.
Life is full of strange plots. The author seemingly has just to pick them up and retell them in her short stories.
Poetical section of this issue is presented by a new poem of a famous Russian poet of the elder generation ALEXANDER REVITCH — “Memoirs of Zlatoust”, a collection of poems by a well-known Georgian poet PAOLI URSHADZE “It Means That Life Is Still Precious and Light”and poems by OLGA KUCHKINA “The World Is Cracked Like a Nut” and VYACHESLAV KUPRIYANOV “To Find the Truth in a Human Being”.
VLADISLAV GALETZKY. “Critical Apology of Multiculturalism”.
“Despite of the opinion widespread in Russia, multiculturalism is not an idle invention of intellectuals but a natural result of the long historical development”, — asserts the author and offers his innovatory, witty study on the theory and different practices of this superactual for the modern world phenomenon in all its multiple aspects.
VLADIMIR ERMAKOV. Things That Are Better Than Silence.
This essay is subtitled “Death of the Author and Resurrection of the Character”. In the vein of the best traditions of the French philosophical school, intensified by tragic Russian view, the author analyses the problem of the purpose and place of literature in the modern world.