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Morse, Ainsley

Works: 10 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 440 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Drama  Comics (Graphic works)  Short stories  Interviews  Fiction  Humorous fiction  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ainsley Morse
Found life : poems, stories, comics, a play, & an interview by Linor Goralik( )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the first Russian writers to make a name for herself on the Internet, Linor Goralik writes conversational short works that conjure the absurd in all its forms, reflecting post-Soviet life and daily universals. Her mastery of the minimal, including a wide range of experiments in different forms of micro-prose, is on full display in this collection of poems, stories, comics, a play, and an interview, here translated for the first time. In Found Life, speech, condensed to the extreme, captures a vivid picture of fleeting interactions in a quickly moving world. Goralik's works evoke an unconventional palette of moods and atmospheres--slight doubt, subtle sadness, vague unease--through accumulation of unexpected details and command over colloquial language. While calling up a range of voices, her works are marked by a distinct voice, simultaneously slightly naïve and deeply ironic. She is a keen observer of the female condition, recounting gendered tribulations with awareness and amusement. From spiritual rabbits and biblical zoos to poems about loss and comics about poetry, Goralik's colorful language and pervasive dark comedy capture the heights of ridiculousness and the depths of grief
I live i see : selected poems by Vsevolod Nekrasov( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I LIVE I SEE presents a comprehensive survey of the work of Vsevolod Nekrasov (1934-1999), the Soviet literary underground's foremost minimalist. Exploring urban, rural, and purely linguistic environs with an economy of lyrical means and a dark sense of humor, Nekrasov's groundbreaking early poems rupture the stultified language of Soviet cliche while his later work tackles the excesses of the new Russian order. I LIVE I SEE is a testament to Nekrasov's lifelong conviction that art can not only withstand, but undermine oppression.Nekrasov's poetry, which is often characterized as minimalist, uses repetition and paranomasia to deconstruct and recontextualize his linguistic environment--he targets everything from stock Soviet political mottos to cliches people mutter to one another in everyday situations."--Publisher's description
Kholin 66 : diaries and poems by Igorʹ Kholin( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kholin 66 is a trampoline into underground Soviet poet Igor Kholin's life and work through the window of a single autumn. In a string of acerbically related non-adventures excerpted from his 1966 diary, Kholin moves to the country, sleeps a lot, drinks and debauches among Moscow's literary underground, and eventually moves back to the city. Broke and bitter, he details his bemusement in terse, absurdist prose. The selection of Kholin's poems features self-deprecating self-portraits, bleak views of the Moscow outskirts, and strange visions of life on other planets. Illustrated with Ripley Whiteside's drawings of Kholin and his friends."--Publisher's website (viewed 08/09/2017)
Beyond Tula : a Soviet pastoral by A. N Egunov( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young writer from the city comes to visit his engineer friend in the country for a couple of days, and everything ends by the grave of Leo Tolstoy"--Page 3
Soft control: art, science and the technological unconscious = Soft control: umetnost, znanost in tehnološko nezavedno( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

no no by Vsevolod Nekrasov( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of cardboard, out of bounds, out of marmalade, a biplane ascends, out of sight, out of it by James D Fuson( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian national myth in transition( Book )

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

Dotyczy Adama Mickiewicza
Detki v kletke: The Childlike Aesthetic in Soviet Children's Literature and Unofficial Poetry by Ainsley Morse( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The introduction presents the notion of the childlike aesthetic, tracing its recent history from Russian modernism and the avant-garde. Chapter One, "Detki v kletke: The Underground Goes into Children's Literature," traces the early development of Soviet children's literature and introduces the work of the OBERIU poets, the "first underground" to be driven by circumstance to write for children. Chapter Two, "'Playing with Words': Experimental Unofficial Poetry and Children's Literature in the Post-war Period," fast-forwards to the late 1950s-70s, describing the emergence of a more substantial unofficial literary scene alongside still-rigid boundaries within official literature, including children's. The final two chapters present detailed comparative studies of the work of two post-war unofficial poets from each of the Soviet 'capitals, ' Moscow and Leningrad: Igor Kholin and Vsevolod Nekrasov, and Leonid Aronzon and Oleg Grigoriev. All of these poets worked in children's literature and experimented with the childlike aesthetic in their unofficial work
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