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2011 NOS literary award 2010 "Novyi mir" literary magazine award for the best fiction
Vishnevetsky’s Leningrad is a masterful mixture of prosaic and poetical texts, excerpts from private letters and diaries, quotes from newspapers and NKVD internal documents, in which the author fuses rough documentary with philosophical grotesque and depicts the Siege as a moment of truth for Leningrad artists and white-collars. The story is told through the correspondence and diary entries of the protagonists, the Composer, his lover Vera and Vera’s husband, the naval officer intercepting enemy communications for the Russia’s Baltic Fleet positioned in and in front of Leningrad. The love triangle ends tragically when Vera, pregnant from her lover, decides to leave the besieged city but meets a...
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At the end of the 1980s, Lotman created a TV series entitled "Conversations about Russian Culture" (in Russian: "Беседы о русской культуре"). This series consisting of 22 lectures was broadcast by Russian TV Channel "Kultura" in 1990ies.
Later, Lotman created and released the 600-pages volume based on this series, entitled Dueling, Gallantry and Revolt: from Saint Petersburg to Siberia. Life of Russian Nobility in its Palmy Days, or Lectures on Russian Culture.