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Kosmopolis 06. Against Amnesia

Lecture by Vitaly Shentalinsky

At the end of the eighties, Vitaly Shentalinsky studied in depth the archives of the kgb to research dossiers on thousands of writers who had suffered reprisals. The result, The KGB's Literary Archive (1993), is an exhaustive example of the author's interest in documentary literature, a genre that, especially in Russia, fights against historical amnesia and its consequences for the present. In this session, the writer details the forms taken by Russian documentary prose and authors recovering the past to overcome the tragedies that it contains.

Participants: Vitaly Shentalinsky

Related to Kosmopolis 2006, Kosmopolis

19 October 2006