Monday, September 17, 2012

The Last Few Kilometres

1973 Moscow subway map
Picture source: Old Russian Tram Maps

Trevor at The Mookse and the Gripes posted on the short story by Leonid Tsypkin: "The Last Few Kilometers" in the September 17, 2012 edition of The New Yorker. Since I enjoyed Summer in Baden-Baden so much, I stopped by the library this weekend and read the story. I enjoyed it and was happy to see that the remaining writings of Tsypkin will be released at the end of this year by New Directions: The Bridge Over the Neroch: And Other Works. Just what I needed...another preordered book (yay!).

Be sure to click to Trevor's post for more of a write-up on the story. And if you haven't read Summer in Baden-Baden, I highly recommend adding it to your overflowing TBR stack. I have been wanting to revisit it, and hopefully will soon.

Update (19 Sep 2012): literalab has more on Leonid Tsypkin’s last few kilometers. Their directive is much stronger than my suggestion: "And if you haven’t read Summer in Baden Baden, stop whatever supposedly “important” thing it is you’re doing now and go read it."

2 comments:

Miguel said...

That map is insane!

Dwight said...

Looks like something alive...and growing! Not sure how I found it, but I loved looking at all the old maps.