Davis Center: The Quadratura of Myth; or Thirty White Piglets on the Road of Fate: Alexandra Petrova on Migrations, Rome and Her Novel "Appendix"


Thursday, February 8, 2018, 4:15pm to 6:00pm


CGIS South, S354, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Alexandra Petrova was born in St. Petersburg when it still was called Leningrad. She studied Russian language and literature at the University of Tartu, where she wrote a thesis on the prose of Leonid Dobychin. In 1993 she emigrated to Jerusalem, and since 1998 she has lived in Rome. 

She is the author of three volumes of poetry: Point of Detachment [Liniia otryva] (1994), Permit to Live [Vid na zhitel’stvo] (1999) and Only the Trees [Tolko derev’ia] (2008).  She has also written Dolly’s Shepherds [Pastukhi Dolly], a philosophical operetta in ten acts (2001). Her novel Appendixappeared in 2016 and has been the subject of widespread critical discussion and much praise. It won the Andrei Belyi Prize in 2016. 


Note that this seminar will be given in Russian.


Alexandra Petrova, Poet and Novelist

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

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