Pushkin House by Andrey Bitov

The novel in question is a complex and multi-layered exploration of Soviet intellectual life, following the story of a literary scholar who becomes deeply entangled in his research on the life of a fictional 19th-century Russian poet. As the protagonist delves into the poet's work and biography, his own life begins to mirror the subject of his study, leading to a blurring of past and present, reality and fiction. The narrative weaves together themes of identity, history, and the power of literature, all set against the backdrop of the oppressive atmosphere of the Soviet Union, where the quest for personal and artistic freedom is fraught with peril and contradiction.

The 4148th greatest book of all time


Published
1978
Nationality
Russian
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
Russian

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