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Benedikt Sarnov : biography

January 4, 1927 -

Benedikt Sarnov () (born January 4, 1927) is a Moscow literary critic, historian of Soviet literature, and writer. After graduating from Gorky Institute of World Literature in 1951, he became a member of Union of Soviet Writers in 1960. He worked in the magazine Literary Gazette, created a popular literary radio program and authored a column about Russian prose in Ogonek. In 1990s he became Secretary of the Moscow Writers' Union, a part of Union of Russian Writers. He has published over twenty books, and hundreds of articles and reviews, and continues to be active in the post-Soviet period. His most recent books were about relationships of Stalin and Soviet writers and other intellectuals by Natella Boltyanskaya at Echo of Moscow by Viktor Shenderovich at RFERL (Russian)

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