Eduard Limonov

(2132 words)

Eduard Limonov is a writer who continuously draws inspiration from his own life story. It is therefore not always possible to separate fact from fiction in an autobiographical narrative mode that is often deliberately self-contradictory, and aims to keep the reader wondering as to what really happened and what is imaginary. According to the Limonov-disseminated information (for which some independent corroborating evidence can be found) his father was a military officer in the troops attached to the Ministry of the Interior, and Limonov grew up in the Ukrainian city of Kharkov, where he appears to have worked as a fitter (1960), a smelter in a foundry (1963-64) and a bookseller (1964-67). It is not clear if Limonov completed his …

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.

Rogatchevski, Andrei. "Eduard Limonov". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 September 2005
[, accessed 09 October 2015.]

Articles on Limonov's works

  1. Eto ia – Edichka [It’s me, Eddie]
  2. Sviashchennye monstry [Sacred Monsters]