Stories By Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky

Stories by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky - a prominent figure in Moscow literary circles in the 1920s and 30s, though he was all but unpublished when he died.

On his death, a critic mourned the passing of 'a writer-visionary, an unsung genius'.

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AR01Quadraturin20060904

Stories by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky - a prominent figure in Moscow literary circles in the 1920s and 30s, though he was all but unpublished when he died.

On his death, a critic mourned the passing of 'a writer-visionary, an unsung genius'.

The story of a man confined to his 86 square feet of living space in a cramped apartment.

Then a stranger comes to visit with a secret tube containing an agent for 'biggerizing' rooms.

AR01Quadraturin20060904

Stories by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky - a prominent figure in Moscow literary circles in the 1920s and 30s, though he was all but unpublished when he died.

On his death, a critic mourned the passing of 'a writer-visionary, an unsung genius'.

The story of a man confined to his 86 square feet of living space in a cramped apartment.

Then a stranger comes to visit with a secret tube containing an agent for 'biggerizing' rooms.

AR02The Runaway Fingers20060905

The strange tale of the concert pianist Heinrich Dorn, who is performing to a packed concert hall when the fingers of his right hand, tired of being confined to the octaves of a piano, make a break for freedom.

AR02The Runaway Fingers20060905

The strange tale of the concert pianist Heinrich Dorn, who is performing to a packed concert hall when the fingers of his right hand, tired of being confined to the octaves of a piano, make a break for freedom.

AR03The Unbitten Elbow20060906

The tale of the poor wretch whose aim in life is to 'bite his elbow', sparking a career in the circus and a furious philosophical debate.

AR03The Unbitten Elbow20060906

The tale of the poor wretch whose aim in life is to 'bite his elbow', sparking a career in the circus and a furious philosophical debate.

AR04Yellow Coal, Part One20060907

Written in 1939, this tale foresees the energy crisis and global warming - as an international commission is set up to look for new sources of power.

But Professor Leker's proposal to harness man's spite brings problems of its own.

Read by Andrew Sachs

AR04Yellow Coal, Part One20060907

Written in 1939, this tale foresees the energy crisis and global warming - as an international commission is set up to look for new sources of power.

But Professor Leker's proposal to harness man's spite brings problems of its own.

Read by Andrew Sachs

AR05 LASTYellow Coal, Part Two20060908
AR05 LASTYellow Coal, Part Two20060908