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Eduard Limonov
Эдуард Лимонов
It's Me, Eddie (1976)
It's Me, Eddie is the first novel by Russian writer and politician Eduard Limonov. The novel was written in New York in 1976, and published in Paris in 1979. When it was first published in Russia in 1991, it sold over a million copies. The novel was repeatedly published in Russian, French, and English. The novel has been called "the quintessential novel of the third wave emigration" The protagonist is a Russian immigrant in New York City. His wife has just divorced him, and he is collecting welfare. The book is infamous for using obscene language and depicting several pornographic scenes.