GRIGORIJ KOKOVKIN. Cultural Revolution. A novel.
The title of this novel (as well as the same title of the popular TV talk-show by Mikhail Shvidkoj) sounds rather
peremptory — instead of the question-mark it is intoned with the firm full stop which sometimes provokes tense passions. And they probably will flare up around this novel too — particularly around its main character and her attitude to the men (and vice versa). However besides the men and the heroine there is one more significant character in the novel — the daughter.
SERGEJ SOLOVJEV. Other Indias
India attracts writers. At least four vast texts on this country have been published during the past decade only in our magazine. And each time it was another India: Anastasiya Gosteva’s India wasn’t like India of Marina Moskvina, and even the present India by Sergej Solovjev himself isn’t like his own India which he presented in the long short story “Prana” published in “DN” in 2004.
ANDREJ GRYAZNOV. Poems.
Gryaznov is known not only as the author of several books of poetry published both in Ukraine and in Russia, but also as the organizer of the all-Ukrainian poetical fest “Chestnut House”, the editor-in-chief of the literary miscellany of the same name and the coordinator of the young Ukrainian poets’ competition “Initial Time”. His thoughtful lyrics — about the ancestral roots, war, love and the nature of creation — is presented at the pages of our magazine for the first time.
EMIL PAIN. Reverse Wave and Paradoxes of Globalization.
At the boundary of the XX — XXI centuries the social consciousness of the countries of the so called “global North” began to show the signs of some weakening of the values of the modernization culture and strengthening of the traditionalist culture’s values. Is it a foretoken of the crisis of the modern culture or another temporary ebb-tide wave? The well-known politologist Emil Pain proposes his answer to this question.
Disseminators of Words.
“Yasnaya Polyana” is nearly the only all-Russian literary prize established not in Moscow or St-Petersburg (it would be strange to say “provincial” meaning Yasnaya Polyana sanctified by Tolstoy’s name) which stands by itself in the gala train of literary prizes. Prosaist VLADIMIR ERMAKOV (Oryol) and critic VALENTIN KURBATOV (Pskov) are meditating over the purpose of the writers’ meetings in Yasnaya Polyana and Tolstoy’s “gene” in the blood of the modern Russian literature.