A book by writer, director, and new German cinema ideologist Alexander Kluge, Russia-Container is a collage of documentary and fictional texts about Russia: historical anecdotes, fragments of interviews, or essays.
“This book was written with love. With love for Russia, which lives in me thanks to my sister. Before she died, she made me promise that I would write about Russia. I tried to protest, saying that I knew practically nothing about this country. She insisted: ‘trust your imagination, come up with something! It comes off best when you write about what you do not know, about what arouses curiosity.’ Eventually, my book contains stories that are real and fictional. Of the many books I have written, this one is the most beloved,”