Laurus - Eugene Vodolazkin

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Deftly translated, odd beyond description, Laurus, winner of the Russian Booker serves as a portal into another time and place: medieval Rus. Vodolazkin, an accomplished but heretofore rather straight-and-narrow medieval scholar, mines the tradition of iurodstvo, or “holy foolery” in Russian religious life to produce a brilliantly inventive hagiographical pastiche; a disorienting but informed depiction of a time and a Christianity utterly, fascinatingly, foreign to the more scholastic, juridical Western tradition.

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ISBN: 9781780748719
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Oneworld Publications - September 13th, 2016

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