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  • Published: 21 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141976426
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

Limonov




The life of Limonov, idol of the Soviet underground, punk-poet, lost soldier in the Balkans, and a charismatic party leader, reads like an epic Russian novel

Limonov is not a fictional character, but he could have been. He's lived a hundred lives. He was a hoodlum in Ukraine, an idol of the Soviet underground, punk-poet and valet to a billionaire in Manhattan, fashion writer in Paris, lost soldier in the Balkans, and now, in the chaos after the fall of communism a charismatic party leader of a gang of political desperados. Limonov sees himself as a hero, but he is also a bastard. Carrere suspends judgment. Carrère decided to write about Limonov because he thought "that his life, romantic and reckless, tells us something, not just about Limonov or Russia, but the story of all of us after the end of World War II."

  • Published: 21 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141976426
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the author

Emmanuel Carrère

Emmanuel Carrère, novelist, filmmaker, journalist, and biographer, is the award-winning internationally renowned author of The Adversary (a Sunday Times bestseller and New York Times Notable Book, translated into twenty-three languages), Lives Other Than My Own, My Life as a Russian Novel, Class Trip, Limonov (winner of the 2011 Prix Renaudot), The Mustache and, most recently, The Kingdom.

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