Posts Tagged ‘Viktor Shklovsky’

Viktor Shklovsky (More)


September 9th, 2020 Posted 7:32 am


On To New Hampshire! (Virtually)


July 9th, 2020 Posted 8:41 am

Tonight at 7 PM ET we’re at one of our favorites, Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord NH. Thanks to everyone who “came” to Wellesley Books last night. Great questions! Here’s an Amazon reader yesterday on Of Mutts And Men, referring to an iconic crime fiction character from the early days:

“Vintage Chet and Bernie! More please! Can’t wait for the next one. Chet is the Archie Goodwin of the nation within. One of the best in the series!”

And here’s where to register for tonight’s event. Will I show the picture of Viktor Shklovsky again? Only one way to find out!


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!


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