The "Kvir" publishing and "Pinx" lesbian-gazette present a book "Lesbian prose 2010". It is the third publication of a joint project and the fourth in GLBT history of Russia. You can order the book over the Internet or buy it in "Indigo" shops in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Kiyv.
This collection has brought under one cover authors of absolutely different, polar literary views, lifestyles and worlds.
But what unites these opposites? Most likely some kind of a courage, a courage to raise actual and different issues. One can say that it is not a surprise for anyone now. This move has lost its attractiveness from literary, art and as well as social points of views. But ability, confidence and commitment to understand the issue of same-sex love (and not only this) still deserve bigger attention and esteem.
Among new names are Yulya Bogellfer ("Pictures on somebody else's wallpapers"), Maiya Lanskaya ("La femme"), Alyona Laskoronskaya ("Lesbian fairy tales"), Elena Gordeeva ("35"), Mariya Pokrovskaya ("N.")... Some of these literary works are explicitly raw and immature attempts to understand and evaluate the life, the way to solve one's problems. However, many well-known literary names have emerged from these personal reflections.
Other authors are familiar for the public - Irina Aleksandrova ("Natali"), Olga Gert ("Explanation"), Olga Zhuk ("A male cat is looking for his female cat..."), Nataliya Rubanova ("Nylon dragonfly"), Lida Yusupova ("About Fransilia's intimate life"), Marta Yakovleva ("To be with ..."), Irina Goryunova ("Girls").
These authors already have their fans and each novella, for sure, is an example of the genre. They would amaze you by the movement of the excellent language, detailed images, transparent web of judgments - by all things that build the literature as a mirror that reflects all the new, more fresh and deep traits of your face, time and even of an epoch.
Translated by Yerdna Bananes