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Zelenyj, Alexander

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(?   -    ) Canadian author whose Black Sunshine (2005) surreally depicts a Post-Holocaust world suddenly deprived of all light, a transformation described more colouristically than, but with equivalent effect to, that found in similar Eschatological landscapes in the work of José Saramago and Robert Charles Wilson. Experiments at 3 Billion A M (coll 2009) assembles forty tales, some published here for the first time; the abrupt clarities of his Equipoisal shift from mimetic parlance to magic realism, and from the contemporary world to venues radically transformed by Disasters and the inexplicable, mark his work throughout. An occasional straining of the fabric sometimes derails the weaker stories. [JC]

Alexander Zelenyj





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