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U.R. Bowie, Russian-American Writer
U.R. Bowie, Russian-American Writer

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Forthcoming COMIC NOVEL by U.R. Bowie "ONE TON," Synopsis
U.R. Bowie One Ton: the True and
Heart-Rending Tale of a Fatboy’s Triumph Brief Synopsis Tone and modulation taken from
Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove,” with humor over the top, One Ton is a  rollicking satire on the state of
the world in the twenty-first centu...

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BOOK REVIEW, Viet Thanh, Nguyen, "The Sympathizer"
BOOK REVIEW Viet Thanh Nguyen The Sympathizer Grove Press: 2015 Don’t bother reading all the
blurbs that go with the paperback edition of this book. Just read the first
page; already you know you are in the presence of a talented writer. Here’s how
we begin...

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PUTIN AND TRUMP ON THE PHONE (Selections from forthcoming comic novel by U.R. Bowie, "ONE TON)
My new comic novel, ONE TON: THE TRUE AND HEARTRENDING TALE OF A FATBOY'S TRIUMPH, is scheduled for publication in the next couple of months. This is the funniest thing I've ever written, HAR, HAR, HAR (I can't stop laughing). Composed in the spirit of my f...

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ON CREATIVE WRITING AND CREATIVE WRITERS
U.R. Bowie Observations on
Creative Writing and Creative Writers “Writing shows its influences by
the contagion of rhythm and pacing more often than by exact imitation of ideas.
We know that Updike read Nabokov in the nineteen sixties by the sudden license
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BOOK REVIEW David Bezmozgis, "The Free World"
BOOK REVIEW David Bezmozgis, The
Free World , (NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux), 2011 As a child on his way to a new
home in Canada, David Bezmozgis himself went the way of the fictitious
characters in this novel. The book is set in 1978, and mention is frequ...

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CLOWN TRIP TO RUSSIA, NOVEMBER, 2016
The Mating Dance of the Blue-Footed Booby                   Cathedral of the Ascension of the Lord, Kolomenskoe (Moscow), 1532 U.R. Bowie RUSSIAN DIARY, NOV.
6-20, 2016 (VISITING THE RUSSIAN
FEDERATION AS A CLOWN) Nov. 5-6: On the Way There Made a big decis...

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THE TATAR YOKE AND THE CHECHEN WARS
NOTE: This article originally published in Johnson's Russia List, July 19, 2008 Face-Saving Fakery, Play Acting and Make Believe in Russian History and Culture (1) The Tatar Yoke and the Chechen Wars "We play, we die: ig-rhyme, umi-rhyme." [Vladimir Nabokov...

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U.R. BOWIE HAS PUBLISHED SIX BOOKS IN TWO YEARS
Over the past two years year I’ve published six works
of creative literary fiction За два год a я напечатал 6 произведений худ.
прозы: Nov., 2014: Anyway,
Anyways , a collection of short stories ( А
все-таки , собрание коротких рассказов). Mar., 2015: Disam...

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U.R. BOWIE HAS PUBLISHED SIX BOOKS IN TWO YEARS
Over the past two years year I’ve published six works
of creative literary fiction За два год a я напечатал 4 произведения худ.
прозы: Nov., 2014: Anyway,
Anyways , a collection of short stories ( А
все-таки , собрание коротких рассказов). Mar., 2015: Disam...

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On the Russian "Narod" (Common Man) and On Playing Games of Make Believe
STAIRCASE, ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA             This article first appeared in Johnson's Russia List, July 30, 2008                                     Face-Saving Fakery, Play Acting and
Make Believe in Russian History and Culture                            ...
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