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Entries / Krivulin V.B. (1944-2001), poet

Krivulin V.B. (1944-2001), poet

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KRIVULIN Viktor Borisovich (1944-2001, St. Petersburg), poet. From 1947 he lived in Leningrad. Graduated from the Philological Faculty of Leningrad State University (1967). In the middle of the 1960s Krivulin became an exponent of Petersburg poetic tradition that in his poems entered on a new stage of development. He wrote prose (the novel Frisk, 1980), literary critiques and publicist articles; asserted priority of free art and literature. In the 1970-80s he was a leader of informal cultural movement, an initiator of the so-called flats' seminars and an organiser of Samizdat (underground press) (Thirty-Seven and Severnaya Pochta journals). Published ten poetical books (two first in Paris in 1981 and 1988) and a collection of essays Mammoth Hunting (St. Petersburg, 1998). His poems were translated into many European languages. Vice-President of St. Petersburg PEN-Club. The books Poems after Poems (Moscow, 2001) and Poems of the Anniversary Year (St. Petersburg, 2001) were published posthumously. Andrey Bely Literary Prize (1978). Lived at 17 Bolshoy Avenue of Petrogradskaya Storona. Buried at Smolenskoe Orthodox Cemetery.

References: Виктор Кривулин: Вертикаль света. СПб., 2000.

D. Y. Severyukhin.

Bely Andrey (real name Bugaev Boris Nikolaevich)
Krivulin Viktor Borisovich

Bolshoy Ave of Petrograskaya Storona/Saint Petersburg, city, house 13

Виктор Кривулин: Вертикаль света. СПб., 2000