Vadim Bystritskis Comments
An interview by FRiGG with Vadim Bystritski was imagined by the latter on the sleepless night of
—Tell us about your stories.
—The thing about telling a story about a story is that such a story is often
more interesting than the story itself; then there is another danger, the one
that is similar to the situation with an explained joke: we finally get it, but
its no longer funny.
—Is The Last Leaf the earliest of the stories submitted?
—Yes, and for that reason, structurally it is the least sophisticated;
after all, any attempt to break the monologic by the way of paranoid looking
shoulder can successfully simulate dialogic for about a page.
—Fortunately for the readers, the story is just that long.
Structurally, Glebs Story is also quite simple: a Russian
group is about to meet a Chechen group to negotiate their differences; and
is a woman
as an empty modifier.
—Yes, but the market whore introduces herself violently into the familiar
horse formalism of pushes and pulls; and the economy of the abundant narrator
with more frugal semiotic communication.
—Is this a postmodern narrative that makes fun of Heideggers letting
—This is an otogenetic ending.
—Now, Bandiera Rossa...is it about rationalization of the irrational?
—Well, that is a good banalization of it; however, the story is an exercise
—Is it a moral tale?
—Not any more than Fichte is just a moral philosopher. He was known to
say that to understand his ethics, we need to grasp his metaphysics; but, like
of us, philosophers are bundles of contradictions, and mismatches in
their ethics and metaphysics are common. This returns us to the previous text
is both epistemological and aesthetic category and is in need of logicalization.