Novel set in the Dordogne
City-Pick St Petersburg
Location(s): St Petersburg (Leningrad)
This series celebrates every aspect of Russia’s most legendary city – essential reading for travellers and lovers of wonderful writing about Russia.
Malcolm Bradbury guides us to the Hermitage
Anna Pavlova describes her school days
Vladimir Nabokov re-lives a Petersburg winter
Helen Dunmore plunges us into the worst of times
Serge Dovlatov shows some ‘different’ Petersburg film-making
Dmitry Shostakovich reveals a musical secret
Truman Capote takes Porgy and Bess to the Soviets
Nikolai Gogol walks us down Nevsky Prospekt
J. M. Coetzee reimagines Dostoyevsky
… over sixty writers on one of the world’s most beautiful and haunting cities.
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