Iurii Buida

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  • Oliver Ready (Oxford University)

Over the past two decades Iurii Buida has established himself as a leading name in contemporary Russian prose, especially in the shorter genres of the story and the novella. His prolific output during this period includes a long phantasmagorical novel devoted to national history and myth, Boris i Gleb [Boris and Gleb, 1997] and two shorter novels that narrate the improbable lives of Russian émigrés in Italy and France and engage in polemical dialogue with the fiction of Vladimir Nabokov: Ermo [Ermo, 1996] and Tret’e serdtse [The Third Heart, 2008]. Buida has also published a playful volume of literary criticism, essays and scattered thoughts in the …

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Ready, Oliver. "Iurii Buida". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 April 2009
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