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Story "Vacay"

Student: Ivan Timonov

Supervisor: Maya A. Kucherskaya

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities

Educational Programme: Creative Writing (Master)

Final Grade: 8

Year of Graduation: 2019

The main thing in "Kani" is that you have no idea what is waiting for you on the next line. Plus the existence of the next line is not guaranteed. This is a trip which pretends to be prose. This is a text that constantly turns into something else, and then back to itself. This is a hallucination of the text. The action here is very conditionally tied to several geographical names, interiors, heroes. And it constantly loses this connection without any regrets. It often loses any connections with meanings which has just gathered from tobacco smoke in half with fog. The sentence may unexpectedly ends with the melody of a fifteen years old pop hit , and the direct appeal to author's teacher might appear in the middle of a paragraph. The only thing that in “Kani” is quite tangible and obvious is the refusal to keep to any framework, norms and propriety. The charm of this is partly stream of consciousness, partly materialized in the letters aftertaste and anticipation - the overt enjoyment of author’s own youth, audacity and naive impunity. Prolonged internal monologues of either the hero or the author are bribed by the fact that they seem to have absolutely no plans to impress the reader, feel free to be incomprehensible and incoherent. What is this, a sophisticated report on a trip to Amsterdam? Is this a parish of letters? Is this a hundred years old Paris fantasy? This is a mosaic of quaint lines, the value of the picture on which the reader should draw? Yes, it is very entertaining.

Full text (added May 17, 2019)

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