Viktor Krivulin

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Viktor Krivulin (1944-2001) was a highly visible figure in the unofficial literary scene of Leningrad during the three decades of its existence (1960s - 1980s). His large and varied poetic output exemplifies some of the most pertinent features of the postmodern current that has been variously labelled neomodernism and metarealism. For many years, his poetry circulated exclusively in samizdat (Leningrad journals such as Chasy [The Clock], “37” and Obvodnyi kanal), as well as the émigré journals Grani [Facets], Tret’ia volna [The Third Wave], Vestnik RKhD [Herald of the Russian Christian Movement] and Kontinent. His first collection appeared in …

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von Zitzewitz, Josephine. "Viktor Krivulin". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 26 March 2013
[, accessed 27 September 2016.]