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Literary St. Petersburg

by Elaine Blair

If you are going to St. Petersburg, pick up this book before you go, along with a favorite work by one of the 15 authors profiled. Blair offers a quick thumbnail sketch of each author’s work, followed by an annotated listing of important St. Petersburg places in their life and work, from museums to residences and byways and squares. Thin and compact, this is an easy tote-along that will provide a necessary cultural layer to your travels. After all, as the introduction notes, “Russian literature began in St. Petersburg.”

— Paul E. Richardson

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Reviewed in Russian Life: Nov/Dec 2007