Andrey Sergeev

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This article is about the writer and translator. For hockey player, see Andrei Sergeev.

Andrey Sergeev (Russian: Андре́й Я́ковлевич Серге́ев, 3 June 1933, Moscow – 27 November 1998, Moscow) was a Russian writer and translator. His book The Stamp Album was awarded the Russian Booker Prize in 1996.

Biography[edit]

Andrey Sergeev was known for his translations of English poetry, in particular, of the works by T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, and Robert Frost.[1] In the 1950s, he belonged to the literary group centered on Leonid Chertkov, the so-called Chertkov group. However, Sergeev's own literary works appeared in print only in the 1990s.[1] Sergeev's novel memoir The Stamp Album was awarded the Russian Booker Prize in 1996.[1][2][3]

From the 1960s, Sergeev was in friendly relations with Joseph Brodsky, who dedicated several poems to him, including the cycle Post Aetatem Nostram.[4]

Sergeev died after being hit by a jeep in 1998.[4]

Publications in English[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Andrei Sergeev. Stamp Album. A Collection of People, Things, Relationships and Words". Glas 28. 
  2. ^ "Archive" (in Russian). Russian Booker Prize. 
  3. ^ "Poets Receive Prose Booker". The Current Digest of the Russian Press. 48 (51): 19. January 15, 1997. 
  4. ^ a b Андреевский исход (in Russian). Bizness & Baltiia. 

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