‘Sergei Dovlatov’s Pushkin Hills (Zapovednik): The First Translation’

October 25, 2013
‘Sergei Dovlatov’s Pushkin Hills (Zapovednik): The First Translation’ Those who are interested in Russian Literature are mostly welcome to join discussion and readings of a short novel by one of Russia’s most celebrated and wittiest authors of recent times, newly translated into English by his daughter, Katherine.

A member of Leningrad’s unofficial literary circles in the 1960s and 1970s, Sergei Dovlatov (1941-1990) worked as a prison guard, a journalist and a tour guide in the “Pushkin Hills” estate-museum near Pskov before emigrating in 1978 to Vienna and then the US, where he published many important works of autobiographical fiction, including The Zone (1982), Pushkin Hills (1983) and The Suitcase (1986), all now available in English translation.

Speakers: 
Katherine Dovlatov
Andrei Zorin (Professor of Russian, New College)
Chair: Oliver Ready (St Antony’s)

When: Wednesday 30 October, 5 pm

Venue: Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre Library, Old Building, St Antony’s College, xford OX2 6JF

http://www.sant.ox.ac.uk/russkiymir/