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An Evening with the Russian Writer and Philosopher Mikhail Veller

Wednesday 11 November, 2015, 18:30 - 20:30

| £12

Mikhail VellerA contemporary Russian writer and philosopher will meet the Cambridge audience for an evening of literary works, reflection and discussion.

When: Wednesday, 11th November 2015 at 18:30
Where: Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TQ.

Entrance: £12; CamRuSS members £8.
Language: Russian.

Before becoming a writer Mikhail Veller worked as a children’s summer camp counselor, a hunter in Taimyr, a shepherd in the Altai mountains, a logger, a journalist, a teacher, and more – around 30 professions in all.

Veller’s first book, a collection of short stories titled I Want To Be A Yard-Sweeper, was published in Estonia in 1983, followed by Heart Breaker, Technology of a Short Story and Rendezvous with a Celebrity. Adventures of Major Zvyagin (1991) became a bestseller, along with “The Legends of Nevsky Prospect”. Veller has lectured on modern Russian prose in the universities of Milan, Jerusalem and Copenhagen.

Veller nurtures his world-view to the point that he publishes volumes with philosophical inclination. He invented energoevolutionism. According to this theory the primordial energy released in the Big Bang is attached to material structures of ever increasing complexity, which in their turn decompose and release energy.

More about this philosophical theory and his book “Cassandra” reflecting writer’s philosophical ideas you can hear on 11 November, at 18.30 from Mikhail Veller himself.

Direct bank transfer to:
The Russian-Speaking Society
NATWEST Bank, Sort code: 60-11-30
Account: 18120466
Ref: “Veller/YOUR NAME”

As soon as you have transferred the money, please advise us via email events@camruss.com for how many seats you have paid, and what type.

If you wish to pay by cheque or cash, please contact CamRuSS on the address above and we shall let you know how this can be done.


Wednesday 11 November, 2015
18:30 - 20:30




Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College
Trinity Street
Cambridge, CB2 1TQ United Kingdom
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