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Author: Lev Lunts

Lev Lunts (1901-1924) was a literary firebrand of post- revolutionary Russia, a dramatist, proser and polemicist, and one of the founders of the "Serapion Brothers." His plays were banned, his defense of artistic freedom was denounced by Bolshevik officials and after his early death all of his works were censored for the duration of the Soviet period. Most people in Russia learned about Lunts from a Party denunciation of 1946 that was part of the school curriculum. Abroad he was known chiefly for his articles, considered "The most forthright plea for creative freedom to be found in the annals of Soviet literature." (Victor Erlich) Only in the 21st century have his complete works been published in Russia, so that now a full and fresh appreciation of his talent can finally be made. Thus, like Yevgeny Zamyatin, Mikhail Bulgakov and other suppressed writers, but later than all of them, Lev Lunts rejoined Russian literature posthumously and retroactively. Xenos Books has published his collected works in three volumes: THE PROSE OF LEV LUNTS (2014), THINGS IN REVOLT: THE THEATER OF LEV LUNTS (2014), and JOURNEY ON A HOSPITAL BED: LEV LUNTS & THE SERAPION BROTHERS (2016).

In the Wilderness: The Prose of Lev Lunts
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In the Wilderness: The Prose of Lev Lunts

Xenos Books

Fiction. Translated from the Russian, edited and annotated by Gary Kern. Here in one volume are the chief prose works of the Russian dramatist, prosaist and literary critic, Lev Natanovich Lunts (1901-1924). Included are ten stories, six articles, t...

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Journey on a Hospital Bed: Lev Lunts & the Serapion Brothers
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Journey on a Hospital Bed: Lev Lunts & the Serapion Brothers

Xenos Books

Literary Nonfiction. Fiction. Memoir. Literary Criticism. Jewish Studies. Translated from the Russian, edited, and introduced by Gary Kern. A large and luxurious volume, with many photographs, devoted to a young Russian writer, dramatist and polemic...

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Things in Revolt: The Theater of Lev Lunts
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Things in Revolt: The Theater of Lev Lunts

Xenos Books

Drama. Translated from the Russian, edited and annotated by Gary Kern. Here in one volume are the theatrical works of the young Russian dramatist, prosaist and literary critic, Lev Natanovich Lunts (1901-1924). Included are five articles on the thea...

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