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Andrei Bely

2 contributions found for Russian Life and/or Chtenia.

Andrei Bely (1880-1934), born Boris Nikolayevich Bugayev, lived in Moscow and became a novelist, poet, and literary theorist and critic. Vladimir Nabokov ranked Bely’s Petersburg one of the four best novels of the twentieth century. Bely’s prose and poetry were deeply influenced by both his theoretical constructs and, unusually, empirical analysis of his own and others’ work. Bely lived and worked in both tsarist and Bolshevik Russia, and, like many of his contemporaries, spent some years traveling and living in Europe.


Chtenia: Winter 2017
"O Russia, Russia, Russia / Messiah of the coming day..."
Author: Andrei Bely
Translator: Gerard Shelley

The Moscow Eccentric

Chtenia: Winter 2014
A fascinating look at life in post-revolutionary Moscow, in this never-before-translated excerpt from Bely's little known novel about the capital. All the more amazing for the fact that it is written (and translated) in metered prose. Presented here in our bilingual format (English and Russian on facing pages)
Author: Andrei Bely
Translator: Daniel O’Carroll