The agency is proud to represent the new title LOOK AT ME. THE SECRET LIFE OF LIZA DYAKONOVA by Pavel Basinski, one of the most influencial and highly acclaimed literary critics in Russia. His previous book «Leo Tolstoy. Flight from Paradise» brought him first attention from a worldwide audience.
Liza Dyakonova had the potential to become a guiding figure of European feminism, if her fate had been known or, alternatively, not completely neglected by the Russian intellectuals. The re-discovery of this exceptional woman may well correct this. Her life exemplary, her death in 1902 mysterious. The naked body of the young woman is found on the bank of a mountain stream in the Tyrolean Alps. Is it murder or suicide? Basinski‘s „documentary novel“ attempts to find an explanation for her mysterious death.
„Basinski has written a documentary-thriller about the first Russian feminist.“ ROSSIISKAYA GAZETA