Alisa Ganieva' s Salam, Dalgat

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Alisa Ganieva talks about her award-winning story, Salam, Dalgat, which she wrote under a pseudonym when it first came out in Russia, suggesting she was a young Dagestani rebel, and the current young post-post Communist generation of writers she belongs to. The story is part of Squaring the Circle, a collection of New Russian writing.


Alisa Ganieva

Comments [2]

I'm sorry to say, that Rabbi Schniperson from Tel Aviv must be obviously lacking in taste or furiously envious. I've read Alisa Ganieva's 'Salam, Dalgat!' last year and was highly impressed with her feeling for the language, grasp of the subject and artistic singularity. It's not just the enumeration of the happenings and its simplicity is utterly deceptive.

Mar. 24 2012 05:33 PM
Rabbi Schniperson from Tel Aviv

An absolutely boring spit-out by a talentless but very widely publicized young individual.

The story is basically an itinerary with a minimum author's fantasy applied - if anyone walks outside of his house in Dagestan and decides to write down everything he hears and sees - he'll get the same type of a book.

But gotta give Alisa her props - still some fantasy is present and is expressed in an unrealistic exagerration of Dagestani youth's cattle nature and mass imbecility.

Mar. 22 2012 04:16 AM

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