Kester is brilliant. A fantastic historical and theoretical analysis of social realm based art. One of the most thoughtful accounts of recent art that you will find.
This is considered a great book of western civilization. Few people know of godel’s work and do see the anxiety of leaving any work undone. I wish there was some metric amazon or publishers would use.
Dead souls in the yale edition is a masterpiece. As the story unfolds understanding what exactly a dead soul is and where its usefulness only makes things slightly less bizarre. Maybe dead souls and the petersburg tales have very different styles--i'l... Read More
Humor, sense and gusto totally trampled by this particularly flawed translation. Do yourself a favor and stay away from the many publishing houses trying to represent his work through the prevar/volokhonsky duo.