A Land the Size of Binoculars

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1943-7

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1942-0
Publication Date
August 2004
Page Count
272 pages
Trim Size
4 3/4 x 8

A Land the Size of Binoculars

Igor Klekh

Igor Klekh emerges as a writer from the crossroads of Europe—Western Ukraine—influenced by the great Russian literary tradition as well as the languages and dialects of both East-Central Europe and his native country. A Land the Size of Binoculars collects his breakthrough 1993 novella Kallimakh's Wake, five short pieces, and two more recent novellas.

Throughout, Klekh studies landscapes as intimate as the terrain between fathers and sons and as broad as the wild, mysterious Carpathian Mountains. His work has been compared to that of Borges, Eco, and the magical realists, and celebrated for its synthesis of numerous literary traditions, its use of esoteric knowledge, and its breathtaking prose.
About the Author

Igor Klekh was born in Ukraine and began his career in Lviv (Lvov). He was nominated for the Russian Booker Prize in 1995. He lives in Moscow.

Michael M. Naydan is a professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Penn State University.

Slava I. Yastremski is an associate professor of Russian and the director of the Russian program at Buckness University.

"A rich portrait of Ukranian cultural history." —Contemporary World Fiction