Vladislav Davidzon


Interpreting the Holocaust Dreams of Literary Puzzle Master Georges Perec

By Vladislav Davidzon

Interpreting the Holocaust Dreams of Literary Puzzle Master Georges Perec
Georges Perec was a founder of the so-called OULIPO movement. The publication of “La Boutique Obscure” represents a growing interest in his work.Read More


Sigmund Freud's Best Pupil and His Descent Into Madness

By Vladislav Davidzon

Sigmund Freud's Best Pupil and His Descent Into Madness
Wilhelm Reich was once Sigmund Freud’s best pupil. A fascinating but disturbing new collection of letters and journals shows his descent into paranoid megalomania.Read More


Fan and Critic Both

By Vladislav Davidzon

Fan and Critic Both
John Leonard was America’s most eminent and prolific culture and book critic when he died four years ago. He published an estimated 5 million words in his career.Read More


After Memories, Modernism

By Vladislav Davidzon

After Memories, Modernism
Peter Nadas’s ‘Parallel Stories’ is colossally ambitious. Set in Hungary of 1961 and extending to the falling of the Iron Curtain, it encapsulates an entire civilization.Read More


How To Ask for a Raise, Over and Over Again

By Vladislav Davidzon

How To Ask for a Raise, Over and Over Again
Like Jorge Louis Borges and his fellow OULIPIAN (Ouvroir de littérature potentielle) writer Italo Calvino, Georges Perec stands apart from lesser and more pedantic riddlers with his superior craftsmanship. Also like Calvino and Borges, Perec was a fabulist, but he differed from them by setting his stories not in the idealized worlds of chivalric medieval romances, Caudillo gunfights and astral libraries, but in the everyday world around him.Read More



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