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New Romantic free pdf Selin belongs to that rare type of writer who tells a story not straightforwardly but through a series of carefully chosen and cleverly arranged vivid details. Many of his stories resemble video-clips-visual, sparkling with humor, aphoristic comparisons, apt observations, and ready wit. He often employs fantastic plots involving unexpected metamorphoses to convey his wonder at life's inscrutable mysteries and inimitable beauty. In the long story "The Parachutist," Death offers the hero, a champion parachutist, to fulfill his last wish as he is falling to earth with his defective parachute. The clever man asks for a spare parachute and Death automatically fulfills his wish realizing only too late that he has saved his life instead of killing him. Death starts pursuing the hero only to be outwitted every time in a series of harrowing and hilarious adventures. In "Alpatovka," the crafty villagers openly steal from one another while pretending that it's the surrounding magic forest that swallows up their property and people. "It's simply not proper in Alpatovka to notice theft." In "The Sniper," a demobilized sniper "with pale blue eyes and pinpoint pupils" walks some 200 metres from the garrison gates, climbs a pine tree and camouflages himself. Each time he is found and transported home he escapes and sets another ambush so that soon the whole area is completely terrorized.

About Alexander Selin

Alexander Selin, born in 1960, grew up in the little town on the Volga. He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics Engineering and worked as a physicist for eight years, leaving this profession with a number of publications and discoveries to his credit. During that time he wrote prose and plays, which he staged himself with theatre companies in Moscow and St Petersburg. He also writes film and TV scripts and humorous short stories, published in literary journals and recited by comic actors. He has two collections of short stories and the novel Videountermenschen to his name.

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Author : Alexander Selin
Publisher : Glas
Data Published : 01 March 2003
ISBN : 5717200641
EAN : 9785717200646
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 200 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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