Postmodern v Rossii: literatura i teoriia
(The Postmodern in Russia: Literature and Theory). Moscow: LIA Elinina, 2000, 370 pp.
[* refers to those chapters and sections that are new as compared with the English book Russian Postmodernism New York, 1999 by the same author]
Part 1. GENERAL PATTERNS
The "Hyper" in 20th century Culture. The Dialectics of Transition From Modernism to Postmodernism.
*The Informational Explosion and the Trauma of Postmodernism
Part 2. THE SPECIFICITY OF RUSSIAN-SOVIET POSTMODERNISM
*Postmodernism and Communism
*Socialist Realism and Sots-Art
*The Origins and Significance of Russian Postmodernism
PART 3. LITERARY AND ARTISTIC MOVEMENTS
1980s. Manifestoes of New Poetry
*The Self-Consciousness of Culture
Theses on Metarealism and Conceptualism
*Mirror-Shield. On Conceptual Poetry.
What is Metarealism?
What is Metabole?
A Corpse in the Desert: On New Moscow Poetry
A Catalogue of New Poetries
*After the Future, or the Becoming of Rear-Garde
Emptiness as a Technique: Word and Image in Ilya Kabakov.
PART 4. INTELLECTUAL MOVEMENTS
*Between existentialism and postmodernism. Andrei Siniavsky
*The Gaiety of Thought, or Culture as Ritual. Alexander Genis.
PART 5. THE LIMITS OF POSTMODERNISM
After the Carnival, or Charms of Entropy. Venedikt Erofeev.
New Sentimentality. Timur Kibirov and Others [reworked and expanded].
*Proto-, or The End of Postmodernism.
CONCLUSION. Postmodernism as the First Stage of Postmodernity.
Appendix. Who Is Who in Russian Postmodernism.