Friday, 6 July 2012

Fyodor Sologub

Fyodor Sologub born Fyodor Kuzmich Teternikov, 1863 -1927 was a Russian Symbolist poet, novelist, playwright and essayist. He was the first writer to introduce the morbid, pessimistic elements characteristic of European fin de siècle literature and philosophy into Russian prose. Read more on Wikipedia

The poet shares the same surname as the prostitute Olga who Dana Hilliot meets in Dairen in Chapter 3 of Ultramarine; Hilliot asks her the question; "But isn't there a novelist? Russian? No relation?" (Pg. 106).

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