To the 75th anniversary of the writer a monument to Dovlatov in St. Petersburg was opened
Sergei Dovlatov all fans of his workconsider their own, a Russian writer, a native of the Soviet Union, despite the fact that part of his life he lived abroad, in America. Dovlatov himself once said that the writer's nationality is determined precisely by the language in which he thinks and writes. And thanks to the efforts of fans, a monument to Dovlatov in St. Petersburg was opened for his 75th birthday. Generation Dovlatov with gratitude remembers those times when all were read by the works of his contemporaries - Eugene Rein, Joseph Brodsky, they were surrounded by the writer.
Monument to Dovlatov in St. Petersburg
Official event on the opening of the monumentSergei Dovlatov happened in St. Petersburg on the second day of the festival "Day D", which was held on September 4, 2016. At such a significant event for the family from America, the daughter of Ekaterina and the widow of the famous writer Elena Dovlatova flew specially. Present at the opening were the distinguished guests: Sergei Boyarsky, Dmitry Nikitin, Andrei Ariev, the creator of the composition Vyacheslav Bukhayev, and, of course, Lev Lurie, who headed the "Dovlatov Movement". Where did the event take place? On the street Rubinstein, at the house number 23 was a monument to Dovlatov in St. Petersburg. This address was the residence of the writer's family. As Elena Dovlatova noted, as if there were not those forty years that she spent in America, the feeling that she did not go anywhere from this house. Since 2007, here on the wall was fixed a memorial plaque in memory of the writer's activities.
September 3, 2016, the famous writer SergeiDovlatov would celebrate the 75th anniversary. By this day in St. Petersburg, where he lived in Soviet times, the festival "Day D" was organized by admirers of art. A big role in the organization was played by the Dovlatov lovers' society under the leadership of Lev Lurie. He went on various stages of the city from 2 to 4 September. On Fontanka in school number 206, where the writer studied, was an excursion. On the same day, a film festival was opened, on which films about the life and work of Dovlatov were broadcast. A photo exhibition of Mark Serman and Nina Alovert was also planned. The "round table" was held at the Alexandria Theater. Behind him sat Tatyana Tolstaya, Andrei Aryev, Anatoly Naiman, Valeriya Popova and Igor Sukhikh. Well, on the last day of the festival, on September 4, a monument to Sergei Dovlatov in St. Petersburg was opened.
Life in the Soviet Union
From the philology department of the Leningrad University SergeyDovlatov was once expelled. But after a while he was overtaken by the glory of the most read writer, not only in the Union, but also abroad. His biography is amazing. Seldom did anyone manage to leave the cordon in those days, find themselves in art and become recognized and loved by many readers. Later Dovlatov graduated from the same university, and now he is considered one of the best graduates of Leningrad State University, which everyone remembers. Confirmation of this - a monument to Dovlatov in St. Petersburg.
Sergey Dovlatov was born on September 3, 1941 inBashkiria in Ufa, as in the first days of the war his parents were evacuated there from Leningrad. Only three years later they were able to return to their homeland. After graduating from high school, Sergei entered the university, studied for 2.5 years, where he met Joseph Brodsky. After the deduction, Dovlatov was drafted into the army. He served in the Komi ASSR. Upon his return, he entered a journalism school, while studying at the same time, he worked in newspapers. So I got the experience of journalism. Then he lived in Estonia for three years. It was during this period that the KGB destroyed the first typing text of his "Urban Stories", finding the works anti-Soviet. In the Soviet Union, the writer did not have the opportunity to publish, he was tired of lack of money, constant persecution and decided to emigrate.
First Dovlatov went to Vienna, and later - inNew York. Here, his career began to evolve more successfully. His works quickly recognized and began to publish at a time when the Union still went handwritten texts. He worked on the radio "Freedom", produced the newspaper "New American". A huge role in the work of Dovlatov played his wife Elena. She was always there, supported the writer, was his muse. So was his literary career. In general, during the time of emigration, the author released only twelve books.
The writer died on August 24 in 1990 at the verythe flowering of creative forces from heart failure. Already in 1995 in St. Petersburg began to award the prize of Sergei Dovlatov for the best story. Well, in 2016 they opened a monument to Dovlatov in St. Petersburg.
His biography turned into a largecomposition. In his books, every stage of life can be traced. The "Nashi" cycle reflects the family history, the book "Zone" - years of service in the army, "The Invisible Book" - experience and literary meetings, the "Compromise" cycle describes the time when Dovlatov worked in Estonia as a journalist. The "Notebooks", the collection "Suitcase", "Inostranka", "Demarche enthusiasts", "Branch" and others were published.
His author wrote his masterpieces always in the first person,than immediately attracted the reader, became closer and grabbed from the first lines. 26 years after his death a monument to Dovlatov in St. Petersburg was opened. Photos from the event only confirm how many fans of creativity remember, love and honor their favorite author. Dovlatov always revealed in his works his author's "I", which fascinated, attracted and gave the sensation of something unknown, especially to the Soviet reader, when much was forbidden.