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St. Petersburg by Andrei Bely
St. Petersburg
by Andrei Bely
recommended to Russell by: no one
recommended for: readers who enjoy other modernist writers
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To read the symbolist novel St.Petersburg is to learn how language was being transformed in the twentieth century when revolutions and world maps were changing. Andrey Biely said,
"I philosophize like a poet." This book isn't for everyone, only those
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