The Nonconformist Poetics of David Shrayer-Petrov

Roman Katsman, Dobrochna Fire

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Some critics note that there are no more lacunae on the map of late Soviet unofficial or nonconformist literature.¹ In this extensively developed field of study, however, too little attention has been devoted to the work of the Leningrad and Moscow—and since 1987 American—poet, prose writer, playwright and literary translator David Shrayer-Petrov. This has partly to do with the fact that nonconformist literature has long since developed its own unofficial but fully hegemonic canon. On the other hand, this is related to the question of how the national, particularly the Jewish, component should be related to the discourse
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Parallel Universes of David Shrayer-Petrov: A Collection Published on the Occasion of the Writer’s 85th Birthday
PublisherBoston : Academic Studies Press
Number of pages34
ISBN (Print)9781644695265
StatePublished - 2021


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