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Sorokin, Vladimir 1955-

Works: 295 works in 1,088 publications in 21 languages and 10,272 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Black humor  Science fiction  Adventure stories  Dystopias  Fantasy fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Actor, Contributor, Librettist, Creator, Other, Editor, Interviewee, Performer
Classifications: PG3488.O66, 891.73
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Day of the oprichnik by Vladimir Sorokin( Book )

89 editions published between 2006 and 2022 in 14 languages and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagines a New Russia of the near future that is ruled by a reconstituted nobility and which blends draconian codes with modern technology while locking down Western borders, a region in which a twenty-years-older Vladimir Putin has appropriated all freeenterprise
The queue by Vladimir Sorokin( Book )

63 editions published between 1985 and 2021 in 8 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vladimir Sorokin’s first published novel, The Queue, is a sly comedy about the late Soviet “years of stagnation.” Thousands of citizens are in line for . . . nobody knows quite what, but the rumors are flying. Leather or suede? Jackets, jeans? Turkish, Swedish, maybe even American? It doesn’t matter–if anything is on sale, you better line up to buy it. Sorokin’s tour de force of ventriloquism and formal daring tells the whole story in snatches of unattributed dialogue, adding up to nothing less than the real voice of the people, overheard on the street as they joke and curse, fall in and out of love, slurp down ice cream or vodka, fill out crossword puzzles, even go to sleep and line up again in the morning as the queue drags on."
Ice by Vladimir Sorokin( Book )

36 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cult of blond-haired, blue-eyed murderers are going around Moscow kidnapping people, tying them up, and then beating them on the chest with hammers made out of ice (kept in portable refrigerators) from a Siberian meteorite. The purpose of this injurious behavior is to awaken the celestial beings who are residing within them; however, only a tiny percentage of the victims survive this painful "rebirth." The survivors are given new names, a healthy bank account, and are sent out to "awaken" more of their kind
The blizzard : a novel by Vladimir Sorokin( Book )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2022 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dazzling, utterly distinctive saga from Russia's most celebrated-and most controversial-novelist. Vladimir Sorokin is one of Russia's most popular and provocative novelists. In his scabrous dystopian satire Day of the Oprichnik, American readers were introduced to his distinctive style, which combines an edgy avant-garde sensibility with a fondness for the absurd and even the grotesque-all in service of bringing out stinging truths about life in modern-day Russia. In The Blizzard, we are immersed in the atmosphere of a nineteenth-century Russia. Garin, a district doctor, is desperately trying to reach the village of Dolgoye, where a mysterious epidemic is turning people into zombies. He carries with him a vaccine that will prevent the spread of this terrible disease but is stymied in his travels by an all-consuming snowstorm, an impenetrable blizzard that turns a drive that should last only a few hours into a voyage of days and, finally, a journey into eternity. The Blizzard dramatizes a timeless metaphysical predicament. The characters in this nearly postapocalyptic world are constantly in motion and yet somehow trapped and frozen-spending day and night fighting their way through the storm on an expedition filled with extraordinary encounters, dangerous escapades, torturous imaginings, and amorous adventures. Hypnotic, fascinating, and richly descriptive, The Blizzard is a seminal work from one of the most inventive writers working today"--
Goluboe salo : roman by Vladimir Sorokin( Book )

39 editions published between 1999 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman af postmoderne forfatter, der også har modtaget Booker Prize
Norma by Vladimir Sorokin( Book )

37 editions published between 1994 and 2021 in Russian and German and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norm is one of the most exciting and multifaceted works by Vladimir Sorokin, a master of alternative prose. This novel exquisitely intertwines postmodernism with realism, the recent past with Kafka-esque surrealist motifs, and a fascinating, mystery-like plot with deep profundity. The Norm is at once social satire and anti-utopian, and thoroughly intellectually stimulating
Sakharnyĭ Kremlʹ by VLADIMIR SOROKIN( Book )

33 editions published between 2008 and 2021 in 6 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newest novel by the noted Russian former underground novelist and one of the brightest representatives of the Moscow literary avant-gardism Vladimir Sorokin, set in 15th century Russia
Roman by Vladimir Sorokin( Book )

35 editions published between 1994 and 2022 in 4 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman, le héros de l'histoire, se déconstruit au fil des pages, jusqu'au chaos et à la mort, et ne peut plus vivre. Le roman est devenu impossible. Ecrit dans les années 1985-1989, ce récit revisite les grands écrivains russes du XIXe siècle avec notamment Pouchkine, Tolstoï ou Tourgueniev
Tellurii︠a︡ : roman by Vladimir Sorokin( Book )

27 editions published between 2013 and 2022 in 9 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Telluria is set in the future, when a devastating holy war between Europe and Islam has succeeded in returning the world to the torpor and disorganization of the Middle Ages. Europe, China, and Russia have all broken up. The people of the world now live in an array of little nations like puzzle pieces, each cultivating its own ideology or identity, a neo-feudal world of fads and feuds, in which no one power dominates. What does, however, travel everywhere is the appetite for the special substance tellurium. A spike of tellurium, driven into the brain by an expert hand, offers a transforming experience of bliss; incorrectly administered, it means death. The fifty chapters of Telluria map out this brave new world from fifty different angles, as Sorokin, always a virtuoso of the word, introduces us, among many other figures, to partisans and princes, peasants and party leaders, a new Knights Templar, a harem of phalluses, and a dog-headed poet and philosopher who feasts on carrion from the battlefield. The book is a immense and sumptuous tapestry of the word, carnivalesuqe and cruel, and Max Lawton, Sorokin's gifted translator, has captured it in an English that carries the charge of Cormac McCarthy and William Gibson"--
Ice trilogy by Vladimir Georgievič Sorokin( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York Review Books Original In 1908, deep in Siberia, it fell to earth. THEIR ICE. A young man on a scientific expedition found it. It spoke to his heart, and his heart named him Bro. Bro felt the Ice. Bro knew its purpose. To bring together the 23,000 blond, blue-eyed Brothers and Sisters of the Light who were scattered on earth. To wake their sleeping hearts. To return to the Light. To destroy this world. And secretly, throughout the twentieth century and up to our own day, the Children of the Light have pursued their beloved goal. Pulp fiction, science fiction, New Ageism, pornography, video-game mayhem, old-time Communist propaganda, and rampant commercial hype all collide, splinter, and splatter in Vladimir Sorokin?s virtuosic Ice Trilogy, a crazed joyride through modern times with the promise of a truly spectacular crash at the end. And the reader, as eager for the redemptive fix of a good story as the Children are for the Primordial Light, has no choice except to go along, caught up in a brilliant illusion from which only illusion escapes intact
Serdt︠s︡a chetyrekh by Vladimir Sorokin( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2022 in Russian and English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In many respects, Their Four Hearts is a book of endings and final things. Vladimir Sorokin wrote it in the year the Soviet Union collapsed and then didn't write fiction for ten years after completing it--his next book being the infamous Blue Lard, which he wrote in 1998. Without exaggerating too much, one might call it the last book of the Russian twentieth century and Blue Lard the first book of the Russian twenty-first century. It is a novel about the failure of the Soviet Union, about its metaphysical designs, and about the violence it produced, but presented as God might see it or Bataille might write it. Their Four Hearts follows the violent and nonsensical missions carried out by a group of four characters who represent Socialist Realist archetypes: Seryozha, a naive and optimistic young boy; Olga, a dedicated female athlete; Shtaube, a wise old man; and Rebrov, a factory worker and a Stakhanovite embodying Soviet manhood. However, the degradation inflicted upon them is hardly a Socialist Realist trope. Are the acts of violence they carry out a more realistic vision of what the Soviet Union forced its "heroes" to live out? A corporealization and desacralization of self-sacrificing acts of Soviet heroism? How the Soviet Union truly looked if you were to strip away the ideological infrastructure? As we see in the long monologues Shtaube performs for his companions--some of which are scatological nonsense and some of which are accurate reproductions of Soviet language--Sorokin is interested in burrowing down to the libidinal impulses that fuel a totalitarian system and forcing the reader to take part in them in a way that isn't entirely devoid of aesthetic pleasure
Tridt︠s︡atai︠a︡ li︠u︡bovʹ Mariny by Vladimir Georgievič Sorokin( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4 by Ilʹi︠a︡ Khrzhanovskiĭ( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Russian and English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian dialogue; subtitled in English
Russia's open book : writing in the age of Putin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents profiles of six modern Russian authors including extensive interviews with each subject; commentary from their literary critics, publishers, and peers; and dramatic readings of English translations of their works, accompanied by specially-created animation sequences
Pir by Vladimir Sorokin( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2021 in Russian and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pervyĭ subbotnik : rasskazy by Vladimir Sorokin( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in Russian and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4 by Vladimir Sorokin( Book )

15 editions published in 2005 in Russian and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monoklon by Vladimir Sorokin( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in Russian and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven short stories by Vladimir Sorokin, the controversial postmodern Russian writer, playwright, script writer and one of the main representatives of conceptualism in Russian literature
Moskva by Vladimir Sorokin( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in Russian and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2 romaner og et filmmansuskript. Den skandaleombruste forfatters afdækning af tilværelsens absurditeter
Metelʹ by Vladimir Sorokin( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2022 in Russian and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newest novel by the noted Russian former underground novelist and one of the brightest representatives of Moscow literary avant-gardism Vladimir Sorokin
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Day of the oprichnik
The queueIceThe blizzard : a novelTellurii︠a︡ : romanIce trilogyIce trilogyLiterature redeemed : "neo-modernism" in the works of the post-Soviet Russian writers Vladimir Sorokin, Vladimir Tuchkov and Aleksandr Khurgin
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