Nikola Sologub

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Nikola Sologub
Kyiv, Ukraine

Nikola Nikolayovych Sologubov (Nikola Sologub) was born on August 6, 1969 in Kyiv. His father, Mykola Vasyliovych Sologubov (Sologub), was a well-known Soviet artist born in Kyrgyzstan. His maternal grandfather was the Ukrainian Jewish poet Matvey (Motl) Hartsman, who volunteered for the front and was killed in action in 1943. Nikola’s brother is the artist Matvey Weisberg. Nikola studied art at the Kyiv Art School for Gifted Children, specializing in sculpture. However, at the age of 14, he was expelled from the school for bad behavior, and after that, the only school he was allowed to graduate from was a school for the blind and deaf. All of this made it impossible to officially continue art education, therefore he set out to educate himself, studying philosophy and art history. He received his art education from his father. As a child, he painted in his studio on Andriyivsky Descent in Kyiv, and when, in 1989, many new galleries opened in Kyiv, Nikola began to exhibit in them. His artistic career took off immediately.

Bookshelf
by Osip Mandelstam

This collection, compiled, translated, and edited by poet and scholar Ian Probstein, provides Anglophone audiences with a powerful selection of Mandelstam’s most beloved and haunting poems.

by Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry

Four teenagers grow inseparable in the last days of the Soviet Union—but not all of them will live to see the new world arrive in this powerful debut novel, loosely based on Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard.

 

by Mark Budman

Every character in these twenty-two interlinked stories is an immigrant from a place real or imaginary. (Magic realism/immigrant fiction.)

by Victor Enyutin

A book of poems in Russian by Victor Enyutin (San Francisco, 1983). Victor  Enyutin is a Russian writer, poet, and sociologist who emigrated to the US from the Soviet Union in 1975.

by Nina Kossman

A collection of poems in Russian. Published by Khudozhestvennaya literatura (Художественная литература). Moscow, 1990.

by Anna Krushelnitskaya

This collection of personal essays by a bi-national Russian/U.S. author offers glimpses into many things Soviet and post-Soviet: the sacred, the profane, the mundane, the little-discussed and the often-overlooked. What was a Soviet school dance like? Did communists go to church? Did communists listen to Donna Summer? If you want to find out, read on!

Videos
Three Questions. A Documentary by Vita Shtivelman
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Poetry Reading in Honor of Brodsky’s 81st Birthday
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