Andrei Bitov, Pushkin House

Ellen Chances (Princeton University)
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Pushkin House


Pushkinskii dom

] is the title of a major novel by contemporary Russian writer Andrei Bitov. Written from 1964-1971, the novel had a great deal of trouble being published in the Soviet Union before the Gorbachev era of greater freedom. Originally submitted for publication to the Soviet publishing house Soviet Writer [

Sovetskii pisatel’

], the novel ran into trouble. A few of its blander excerpts appeared in Soviet journals, but the novel was only published as a whole, in Russian, in the United States, by Ardis Publishers in 1978. The first publication of the novel in the Soviet Union was in the Russian journal

Novyi mir

, in the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth issues of 1987, and in book form, with the author’s commentary, in 1989. It first appeared in English, translated by…

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Citation: Chances, Ellen. "Pushkin House". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 16 February 2011 [, accessed 22 June 2024.]

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