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Prose and Poems: Writers A. Ilichevsky and Yu. Kublanovsky in Cambridge
Tuesday 24 November, 2015, 19:00 - 21:30| £3
Cambridge Russian Book Club, in collaboration with the Cambridge Russian-Speaking Society, is delighted to invite you to an “Evening of Prose and Poems” – with a prominent Russian writer, Alexander Ilichevsky, and a highly acclaimed Russian poet, journalist and art historian, Yury Kublanovsky.
Alexander Ilichevsky is a winner of the Russian Booker prize “Matisse” (2007) and the “Big Book” prize (2010).
His bewitching virtuoso prose is infused with the traditions of Nabokov and Bunin – it is philosophical, embraces the universe, and is striking in its artistic richness and beauty. Books by Ilichevsky have been translated into dozens of foreign tongues and printed by the best and oldest publishing houses of the world, such as the French Éditions Gallimard.
Yury Kublanovsky is a man who reflects the whole era. He is a poet, an art historian, a columnist, and one of those who masterminded the literary “Thaw” of the 60s. He participated in the legendary publication “Metropol”, which became a landmark in Russian history, worked for the Parisian “Russian Thought”, presented the “Faith and Word” series of programmes on “Radio Liberty”, was exiled from the USSR, and came back to his motherland in 1990. His writings were highly acclaimed by Solzhenitsyn and Brodsky, among others.
Thus, we are given a rare chance to spend an evening in the company of these outstanding authors – and of real Literature!
Their books stir and provoke, they make you THINK, and contemplate about yourself – not only in the context of our fleeting life and history, but also in the context of the whole Universe. Their writings perceive a man from head to Heaven – a man who speaks and thinks in Russian.
Doors open at 6:30pm for 7pm start.
Entrance: £3; FREE for CamRuSS members.