Stalins Carnival by Steven Heighton

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

...Stalin’s Carnival finds Heighton charting the metamorphoses of human energy into the antinomies that would preoccupy him for a lifetime: war and peace, east and west, Apollo and Dionysus, reason and faith, love and death.
-National Post arts

Synopsis

In Stalins Carnival, Heighton explores the transformation of Josef Stalin from romantic and political poet to notorious dictator with chilling results. In this finely-crafted collection, the resilient lyrical voice is presented as a means of survival in a time of violence. Heighton recreates a world and a time that feels as vital and immediate to us today as it was over a century ago. Winner of the Gerald Lampert Award in 1990, this reissue has been edited by Heighton and includes a foreword by Ken Babstock.
 

About Steven Heighton

See more books from this Author
 
Published June 1, 2013 by n/a. 96 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Stalins Carnival
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

National Post arts

Above average
Reviewed by Michael Lista on Sep 27 2013

...Stalin’s Carnival finds Heighton charting the metamorphoses of human energy into the antinomies that would preoccupy him for a lifetime: war and peace, east and west, Apollo and Dionysus, reason and faith, love and death.

Read Full Review of Stalins Carnival | See more reviews from National Post arts