Andreï Makine, Requiem pour l'Est [Requiem for the East]

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Andreï Makine’s novel

Requiem pour l’Est

(2000) comprises the second part of what is referred to as his “French-Russian trilogy” (Nazarova 82). Geoffrey Strachan’s English translation from 2001 has been published under the titles

Requiem for a Lost Empire

(US edition) and

Requiem for the East

(UK edition).

Requiem pour l’Est is freestanding in relation to the other parts of the trilogy, Le testament français (1995, Dreams of My Russian Summers) and La terre et le ciel de Jacques Dorme (2003, The Earth and Sky of Jacques Dorme). Common to all three novels, however, are the overarching themes of twentieth-century Russian history, memory and the ability of narrative to evoke the past. The male protagonists, though not identical, have similar characteristics and backgrounds,

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Citation: Hansen, Julie. "Requiem pour l'Est". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 August 2011 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=32150, accessed 12 June 2024.]

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