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by Edward Limonov,Judson Rosengrant

  • ISBN: 0394556070
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Edward Limonov,Judson Rosengrant
  • Language: English Russian
  • Publisher: Grove Pr; 1st edition (June 1, 1987)
  • Pages: 346
  • ePub book: 1289 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1996 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 194

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by Edward Limonov (Author), Judson Rosengrant (Author).

by Edward Limonov (Author), Judson Rosengrant (Author).

His butlers story 1980 . .She pretty much regards me as a crazy Russian, but sometimes I say intelligent things. Linda told her story and Mr. Richardson shook his head in horror.His Butler’s Story (1980-1981), . 3. Listen, comrade Americans! (I always adopt a jocular tone whenever I want to speak to Linda about serious things. He and his family live in Massachusetts, and it scares him to hear about our New York crimes. So the day after the robbery, she continued, Edward came upstairs to my office with a newspaper, and here Linda tried to reproduce my accent: ‘Leesen, Leenda. Zat is zee edvartizingh in niuspepper.It might be said that Edward Limonov concocted all that himself, it was all his own invention, and he really didn’t have any basis for his resentment of Steven Grey. That’s true; there wasn’t any basis for it, except that Steven Grey consciously and unconsciously and any other way you like felt himself to be the master, thereby automatically turning Linda and me into his servants. Paradoxically, Olga, shielded from him by Linda and me, wasn’t one of his servants, whereas we were.

I merely smiled in answer; what could I say? The modest Limonov. But Gatsby wasn't waiting for an answer and continued

I merely smiled in answer; what could I say? The modest Limonov. But Gatsby wasn't waiting for an answer and continued. I asked Zhenya if he meant you had written a 'good book, but he insisted on his knowledge of English and maintained that you had in fact written a great book. Steven, let's drink to his book," Efimenkov interrupted. Let's drink some very good wine.

His Butler's Story (Hardcover). Published June 28th 1987 by Grove/Atlantic. Eduard Limonov, Judson Rosengrant. Hardcover, 346 pages. Author(s): Eduard Limonov. ISBN: 0394556070 (ISBN13: 9780394556079).

Find nearly any book by Edward Limonov. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. by Edward Limonov, Judson Rosengrant. ISBN 9780394556079 (978-0-394-55607-9) Hardcover, Grove Pr, 1987. His Butler's Story (Abacus Books). ISBN 9780349101125 (978-0-349-10112-5) Softcover, Abacus Books (Sphere), 1989.

HIS BUTLER'S STORY By Edward Limonov. Translated by Judson Rosengrant. 346 pp. New York: Grove Press. Perhaps this is why Edward Limonov, the Russian emigre author and protagonist of ''His Butler's Story'' (which his publisher calls a fictional memoir), addresses his readers every once in a while as ''gentlemen. Although his book is about the habits of the rich, he seems, this courtesy aside, to love being rude so much he can't bother to be rude elegantly. Protagonist Limonov is an angry, desperate man, an anarchist with worldly ambitions who rises through sexual means from Manhattan welfare client to live-in butler in an East Side townhouse.

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Limonov's prose books are meant to be a voice de profundis rather than . Sometimes this fact becomes clear in context.

Limonov's prose books are meant to be a voice de profundis rather than from the Olympian heights of pure art, though this objective is pursued with considerable artistry. The role of Anglicisms as an expression of Limonov's estrangement from the New World was pointed out by Rosengrant (193) and Levin (267). I Don't Want to Be a Russian Writer.

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A Russian emigre who is a sexual adventurer, as well as a former criminal and drug addict, obtains a job as a butler and shares his harsh observations on wealthy New Yorkers

Comments

just one girl just one girl
Limonov's best novel. After the explosive It's Me Eddie he learned how to construct a story and overall this book is less uneven and immature than his more famous debut. It lacks the poetic quality of his Diary of a Loser but still has its moments of elevated language within a more traditional structure. In this book Eddie has become a butler/housekeeper for a Manhattan millionaire and spends most of his week taking care of a townhouse while the owner is away. He's snobby and angry but you can't help but like him most of the time. The plot is a bit thin but the figure of its protagonist is interesting enough to make it a story worth reading. It is based on Limonov's real life experiences, though how much actually happened and how much comes from his imagination is something that critics and academics have spilled a lot of ink on without sorting out. Great for anyone who liked his work in the eXile or is interested in the Third Wave of Russian emigration to the U.S.
Whatever Whatever
Fabulous. I think everyone should get to reading this because it's by the political radical and hated russian counterrevolutionary Eddy Limonov writing about his youth's escapades through NYC, giving freedom to what he thinks about us, them, the world and himself, from the point of view of the disenfranchised artists that make rockstars out of poets.
The Rollers of Vildar The Rollers of Vildar
Part 2 of Eduard Limonov's "New York trilogy." This book is stronger in form and prose than "It's Me, Eddie," and is clearly written by a Limonov who is more mature, disciplined, and rigorous than before. In this book, Limonov the extreme leftist goes to work as a butler for an incredibly rich CEO. While there he takes as much advantage as he can of the literal "enemy" of everything he holds dear, eating the rich man's food, hosting in the rich man's house, and sleeping with the rich man's women. In a way, Limonov addresses in this book one of the primary contradictions that leftists in the first world face - that is, it's impossible to avoid taking material advantage of the wealth and privilege that empire provides, while also calling for the end of the very thing that provides everything. The ending of the book reveals us all for who we are . . .

This book does not aim as high as "It's Me, Eddie," and possibly for that it's a stronger book. Highly recommended
Ese Ese
That is what Limonov's writing is, dangerously beautiful. His characters are so real that you can touch them, smell them, envision them and His Butler's Story is no exception. What is dangerous about his writing, I can't quite say. His main character, Edichka, seems to be flirting with the idea of political assasination and world domination, all at the same time serving lunch to a NYC bourgeois or half-heartedly smoking a joint. The inner workings of a fanatical mind are a scary thing to observe (Dostoevskyesque) and at the same time they are frightningly beautiful. Definately worth the read and re-read and re-re-read...