Posts Tagged ‘Russian formalism’

Getting Familiar With Vik!


July 24th, 2019 Posted 7:48 am

Here we have Viktor Shklovsky, the late great Russian formalist behind defamiliarization, which Wikipedia defines thus: “the artistic technique of presenting to audiences common things in an unfamiliar or strange way in order to enhance perception of the familiar.” Lately, in certain circles, it’s been noted that there are many examples of defamiliarization in the Chet and Bernie series. I await PhD theses digging deeper into this.


Heart of Barkness Tour: The Granite State!


July 18th, 2019 Posted 7:50 am

Tonight at 6PM we’re at in Concord NH. A dog friendly event where the relationship between Heart of Barkness (the new Chet and Bernie) and Russian formalism will be on the agenda! Doesn’t get any more exciting than that!

And here’s the king of Russian formalism, Viktor Shklovsky!


Heart of Barkness Tour: The Golden State!


July 14th, 2019 Posted 6:05 am

Many thanks to Frugal Muse Books and the Hinsdale Humane Society for yesterday’s event. Today, 2PM we’re at Book Carnival – – in Orange, CA. We may discuss Russian formalism in the Chet and Bernie series. That’ll get the pulses going!


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