Reading Dmitrii Danilov’s latest book, Описание города (Description of a City) was a big, huge literary relief: after enjoying his spare but detailed Horizontal Position and “Black
and Green” very much, I’d wondered what he would (or possibly could!) do next. My hope—selfish, of
course—was that he would continue writing prose that is impersonal and I-less,
but deeply personal... and, somehow, expand into another dimension. Which is
exactly what Danilov does, in Description of a City, a book that is both very touching and quietly
funny, a book that describes—and, really, defines—a city he visits once a month
for a year. Beginning in January.
- описаемый город –city being described
- гостиница, название которой совпадает с названием одного из областных центров Украины – hotel the name of which coincides with the name of one of the regional centers of Ukraine
- улица, названная в честь одного из месяцев – street named in honor of one of the months
- площадь имени одного из величайших злодеев в мировой истории – [city] square named for one of the greatest villains in world history
|The train station known as |
City Being Described-1.