Andrei Bitov

Ellen Chances (Princeton University)
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Andrei Georgievich Bitov was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) on May 27, 1937 and was raised there. During World War II, in 1941-42, he was evacuated to the Urals and Uzbekistan. He went to high school in Leningrad, and then attended the Leningrad Mining Institute (the Geology Prospecting Department). He had various jobs as a stevedore, a lathe operator, and was on construction brigades when he was a soldier, in 1957-58, before he was discharged on medical grounds in 1958. He returned to the Mining Institute and graduated in 1962. In 1965-67, he attended advanced courses in cinematography in Moscow. He has devoted himself to full-time writing since 1963, while his first publication was in 1960. From 1978 on, Bitov has been living in both Petersburg and Moscow.

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Citation: Chances, Ellen. "Andrei Bitov". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 April 2011 [, accessed 14 July 2024.]

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