Iurii Buida

Oliver Ready (University of Oxford)
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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:




, 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 tradition of Vasilii Rozanov and Andrei Siniavsky,

Zheltyi dom


The Yellow House

, 2001]. There is little doubt, however, that his most…

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Citation: Ready, Oliver. "Iurii Buida". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 April 2009 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12615, accessed 22 June 2024.]

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