The Soldier Ay Bee Cee : Magazine : A Public Space

The Soldier Ay Bee Cee

Focus Alexander Vvedensky
Translated by Eugene Ostashevsky

… along the shore of the noisy sea walked the soldier Ay Bee Cee.

Log in to read the rest.

If you are a subscriber but do not currently have online access, please contact us to link your subscription at

Not a subscriber?

Not yet a subscriber? Join us now, and become a part of the conversation.

No. 02

No. 02


Alexander Vvedensky most likely wrote “The Solder Ay Bee Cee” as part of a larger text in Kharkov in late 1937 or early 1938, after the birth of his son. A translation of The Man with the Black Coat: Russia’s Literature of the Absurd, which he cowrote with Daniil Kharms, is available from Northwestern University Press. ​


A Public Space is an independent, non-profit publisher of the award-winning literary and arts magazine; and A Public Space Books. Since 2006, under the direction of founding editor Brigid Hughes the mission of A Public Space has been to seek out and support overlooked and unclassifiable work.


A one-year subscription to the magazine includes three print issues of the magazine; access to digital editions and the online archive; and membership in a vibrant community of readers and writers.

For Just


Subscribe Today

A Public Space
149 E 23rd St #B
New York, NY 10010

Privacy Policy

General Information
Subscription Help