ST. PETERSBURG ARTS PROJECT (NY)
Invites you to attend
the opening reception for
“DRAWINGS TO DOVLATOV”
By: ALEXANDER FLORENSKY
Friday, April 20th 6:30PM-10:00PM
81 Wooster St. 4th Floor. New York, NY
Lara Vapnyar and Barry Yourgrau.
–The readings will begin at 8:00pm–
With photography by:
Nina Alovert, Leonid Lubianitsky, Mark Sherman, Natasha Sharymova
In collaboration with The Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship Fund
Special thanks to Natasha Sharymova, Elena Dovlatova,
Ksana Blank and New York Plus Plus
Writer Sergey Dovlatov (1941-1990) stands out in Russian literature for having placed his works on the border between fierce testimony and playful exaggerations about life. His independent way of thinking was fresh and reviving for many people during the Soviet times and it still is today. In 1979, after being expelled from the Union of Soviet Journalists and conscripted to military service, Dovlatov left Russia and moved to New York where he was free to publish his first two novels Kompromis (”The Compromise”) and Zapovednik (”The Nature Reserve”).