Even the most casual reader of the Ramblings would be aware of my love of all things Russian, and also of rediscovered lost works. So these two elements came together wonderfully in a book I’ve just reviewed for Shiny New Books.

The author went by the pseudonym Iliazd, and was an émigré writer who made an alternative career for himself in design. “Rapture” is an early, experimental novel which has just been translated into English for the first time and it’s a fascinating, if odd, read. My full review is here on Shiny New Books – do take a look!