Andrei Bely

Andrei Bely, born Boris Nikolaevich Bugaev, was a Russian novelist, poet, theorist, and literary critic. He is best known for his novel 'Petersburg,' which is considered one of the most important works of Russian modernist literature.


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  1. 1. Petersburg

    "Petersburg" is a symbolist novel set in the heart of Russia during the 1905 Revolution. It follows the story of a young man who is given the task of assassinating his own father, a high-ranking government official, by a radical political group. The narrative is a complex mix of politics, family drama, and philosophical introspection, all set against the backdrop of a city in turmoil. The novel is renowned for its vivid and poetic descriptions of the city itself, making Petersburg as much a character in the story as the people who inhabit it.

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