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Died Andrei Bitov

The writer was 81 years old

December 3 in the Bauman hospital in the 82 year of life has died the writer Andrei Bitov. About this on his page in Facebook said the literary critic Galina Yuzefovich. According to Yuzefovich, her mother Anna berdichevskaya was at the hospital with him.

Photo: Oleg Fochkin

Andrei Bitov was born in Leningrad in 1937. Is one of the founders of postmodernism in Russian literature. The most well-known novel “Pushkin house”, in the USSR, he was not admitted to the edition. It was first published in the USA in 1978. Was one of the founders of the samizdat almanac “Metropol”, which published the works of famous Russian writers who have not passed censorship and not admitted to official publication. Among his other books — “Flying away Monakhov”, “Catechumens,” a collection of poems, “Tree,” “on Thursday after the rain.” The winner of the magazines “Friendship of peoples”, “New world”, “Foreign literature”.

In 1986 he starred in the movie “Alien white and speckled” where he played the role of composer. In his filmed scripts “Little fugitive” and “on Thursday and never again”.

In 1988 Andrei Bitov involved in the creation of the Russian PEN club, whose President he became in two years. The position of Bits occupied until 2016.

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