‘The Unbitten Elbow’ by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
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Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky is another fantastic Soviet era writer of dystopic fiction. Folks in Russia were already living in the worst dystopia most Westerners could imagine. In The Unbitten Elbow, we see an old Russian proverb, that the elbow is always near but impossible to bite, tested by the strength of an entire nation.
Absurdity abounds in this 10-15 minute read.